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About this observation
Alan B Thomas
Time of observation
15/04/2020 - 05:00
Observing location
Warrington, Cheshire, UK
127mm Mak-Cas
Sony RX100
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.


pmulli's picture

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


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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