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Jupiters Galilean moons

Jupiter's Galilean moons

Sky conditions were clear this evening, and using a telephoto lens
of only modest power the planet Jupiter could be seen
along with the four moons first seen by Galileo Galilei in 1610 CE.

However it was only after post-processing to reduce noise, crop and sharpen
that all four were resolved. From the outer-most they are
Callisto, Ganymede (largest), Europa and Io.

For details of these and the many other smaller moons around Jupiter see:

other sizes: small medium original
Marķa Cano19-Sep-2009 22:36
Nice and romantic .. -V-
Cindi Smith19-Sep-2009 05:35
Wow! That is sooooo coooooool!
pkocinski19-Sep-2009 00:31
Cool! You're right about being able to see the moons in a telephoto lens.
Kathy Thompson18-Sep-2009 23:31
Well done Brian - I had no idea you could see it with a tele lens. Great job.
marie-jose wolff18-Sep-2009 22:11
Fantastic image, Bryan!
thanks for sharing! V
an nguyen18-Sep-2009 21:47
Instead of looking at the sky, I just love to look at your photo..
Jay Levin18-Sep-2009 20:52
Very cool image, Brian. I'm amazed that you could actually photograph a planet's moons with a standard zoom lens. Vote
Colin Storey18-Sep-2009 19:12
Great shot and processing, good detail about them in your notes also.
Patricia Kay18-Sep-2009 18:59
Fantastic shot Bryan...there is so much out there...BV
Stephanie18-Sep-2009 14:49
Yvonne18-Sep-2009 13:13
What an amazing shot Brian!
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