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Very wide field image of Jupiter and all its moons, 





    
        

            Niall MacNeill

Very wide field image of Jupiter and all its moons

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Resolution: 4000x2667

Date:April 17, 2019

Time: 11:17

Frames: 750

FPS: 12.00000

Focal length: 3910

CMI: 246.30

CMII: 100.70

CMIII: 56.60

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 7

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

For a change I thought it would be interesting to show the scale of the Jovian system. All 4 of the Galilean moons are visible in the image. Callisto, far right, had to be brightened considerably as it is much dimmer than the other 3 moons. In this image Callisto, which has the widest out orbit of the 4 moons is at ~ 95% of its maximum elongation. Also at right but closer is Ganymede.
Europa is closest to Jupiter at left having just emerged from the planet's limb. Finally Io is further out to the left.

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Very wide field image of Jupiter and all its moons, 





    
        

            Niall MacNeill