Jupiter and 4 moons

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Mr. Click
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Jupiter and 4 moons
Feb 21, 2013

I didn't have my tripod the other night, but I sat in a chair and pointed the SX50 straight up, handheld. At 4800mm, perhaps you can excuse the blur.

Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto

Evening of February 17, 2013

Anyone know what that could be in the upper right?
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Re: Jupiter and 4 moons
In reply to Mr. Click, Feb 21, 2013

Mr. Click wrote:

I didn't have my tripod the other night, but I sat in a chair and pointed the SX50 straight up, handheld. At 4800mm, perhaps you can excuse the blur.

Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto

Evening of February 17, 2013

Anyone know what that could be in the upper right?
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Hi Mr. Click,

Using Sky Safari and guessing a capture time of about 7:30 pm on February 17th, what is plotted looks like the arrangement I see in your image. The object in upper right is probably the star 53 Tauri, magnitude 5.5. My app identifies the moons differently from what you list - from left to right: Callisto, Europa, Io, Ganymede. In any case, good first attempt using what you had available.


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Russ

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In reply to RustierOne, Feb 21, 2013

Russ, thank you so much for the clarification.  I'm not really a sky person, but I really could have done a better job of researching the image.  If I get another opportunity, I'll try a tripod and see what happens.

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