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Observer
Alan B Thomas
Time of observation
15/04/2020 - 05:00
Object
Jupiter
Observing location
Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Equipment
127mm Mak-Cas
Sony RX100
Exposure
f/1.8 1/80 sec. ISO 800
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My first image of a planet showing a disk. A little earlier, using a 40mm eyepiece (x38) I could just detect two major belts and three pin-pricks - Callisto, Europa and Ganymede - strung out to the East. Jupiter never ceases to deliver, even at these modest magnifications and in the growing daylight.

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pmulli's picture

Well done Alan if the sky had been darker you would have probably got more detail on the disk

Peter

alanbthomas's picture

Thanks, Peter. I may have another go tomorrow morning at the Moon, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter showing. But I will have to hike down the road to somewhere with a clear horizon - which could be construed as 'inessential' (the walk, not the clear horizon!) - and time will be even shorter. This assumes I can rouse myself from my bed by about 04.00 (BST) . . .

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