David Kolb
Image taken:
Aug. 2, 2009
Lawrence, KS, USA
Seeing conditions here in Lawrence, KS were exceptionally good this morning and the detail in this image is the best that I believe that I have ever captured. Jupiter's moons Io, Europa and Ganymede were performing a wonderful dance around the planet. Europa and its shadow are in transit, while Ganymede (showing details) is emerging from occultation while Io is approaching an eclipse within Jupiter's shadow. Most importantly, in this image the impact scar appears to have stretched out more than it was two days ago. This image was taken on August 2, 2009 at 6:47 UT. The telescope was an 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, with a 3X barlow and Philips SPC900NC web camera. The exposure setting was 1/33 second. I have more images on my web site http://www.sunflower-astronomy.com.
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