This image was captured on August 27th 2010

 

This image was captured on August 28th 2010

 

This image was captured August 27th 2010

 

This image was captured on August 28th 2010

 

 

This image was captured on September 13th 2010

 

 

This image was captured on September 17th 2010

 

About the Images

The images taken on the August 27th, show Europa, with Europa's shadow transiting Jupiter's face.

The bottom image taken on the 17th, shows Ganymede just beginning to transit the face of Jupiter.

 

 

CAMERA:  Imaging Source video cam DMK21au04.

TELESCOPE:  Celestron C9.25 (235mm) SCT @ F/10 and F/25.

BARLOW:  2.5x Telvue powermate.

FILTERS:  Baader RGB.

SOFTWARE:  Registax, Photoshop CS3.

 

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT JUPITER

Average distance from the Sun, 483.7 million miles.

Average distance from Earth, 390.7 million miles.

Rotation period, (days) 9.9 hours.

Orbital period, (year) 11.9 Earth years.

Diameter, 88,846 miles.

Gravity, 100 Earth pounds = 250 pounds on Jupiter.

Moons, 63.

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.  Largely made up of hydrogen and helium, Jupiter has the appearance of being layered. This effect is further enhanced by alternating east and west winds with separate zones of composition and temperature. The “Great Red Spot,” has winds of an estimated 400 miles per hour.

Jupiter’s extremely large number of moons include the four Galilean moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Discovered by Galileo Galilee over 400 years ago.

 

 

 

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