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

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RustierOne
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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

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Photograph—a 1/125 second slice of time that is able to store decades of memories.

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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Mr. Click
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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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