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Observation by Paul Leyland: Pasiphae (Jupiter-VIII)

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Paul Leyland

Observer

Paul Leyland

Observed

2020 Aug 04 - 23:30

Uploaded

2020 Aug 05 - 19:02

Objects

Jupiter

Equipment
  • 0.4m Dilworth-Relay
  • SX Trius Pro 814
  • No filter
Exposure

1800s

Location

Tacande Observatory, MPC J22

Target name

Pasiphae, (Jupiter-VIII)

Title

Pasiphae (Jupiter-VIII)

About this image

Another in the series of images of small satellites in the outer solar system. Pasiphae is about 60 km in diameter and was at magnitude 17.2 at the time of observation. The thirty 1-minute subs were stacked on the predicted movement of the satellite, which is why it appears circular and the background stars are trailed.

Saharan dust illuminated by a full moon resulted in a rather lower-contrast than I would have liked.

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