“There’s a Moon Out Tonight” Make that FIVE! – Co-Starring Jupiter and The Four Moons

Some astronomy pastime tonight (March 21, 2016,) as Jupiter and the moon were pretty close together in the eastern sky about two hours after sunset.

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Above: The slightly over-exposed moon, and Jupiter just visible to the left. 400mm telephoto lens, ISO 4000, 1/1600 sec, f6.0, hand held

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Above: In circle: A 200x close up of a slightly longer and slightly distorted exposure of Jupiter (to left,) showing three of four “Jovian” moons tonight, with the fourth out of frame in the magnified insert. 

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Above: An accurate graphic representation of  the positions of the four brighter moons of Jupiter at about the same time the images above were taken, orientated horizontally. By the time the night is over, the two closest to Jupiter will have passed in front of the planet. (Courtesy “Javascript Jupiter”.)

1.101 8-29-62 Bergenfield, 16 W. Englewood Ave., Jupiter thru 8 inch, color, bands 2

Above: An image of Jupiter taken by a younger version of myself some years ago, using Extachrome Color film 35 mm SLR camera and the telescope below. 

1.120 9-29-62 Bergenfield, 8 inch telescope just before selling it

Above: 8″ newtonian reflector telescope

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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4 Responses to “There’s a Moon Out Tonight” Make that FIVE! – Co-Starring Jupiter and The Four Moons

  1. Cool! Let us know if you see any shooters out there. ‘Tis the season for meteors.

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  2. disperser says:

    I noticed it on the way home tonight . . . before clouds moved in.

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  3. mvschulze says:

    Note that the image above was a bit distorted due to increased exposure to catch Jupiter’s moons. In another, shorter exposed image the disk defination of Jupiter is most impressive, also using only the Tamron telelphoto lens on a Nikon D 5200.

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  4. Sartenada says:

    Your photos are stunning. Thank You showing them. Matti.

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