On Jan. 21, the moon and Jupiter were less than 1 degree apart as seen from my back yard, so
I took up the challenge of getting a photo of the pair with enough resolution and exposure
depth to see the Jovian moons. Of course the difference in brightness is too great for a
single shot, so I ended up compositing shots taken at very different exposures.
This photo is a composite of shots taken at ISO 400 and 6400,
both exposures at 1/500s using a Borg 100ED / 1.04x field flattener / Nikon D600.
Since the seeing was not so good at the time of smallest separation, I waited an hour
when Europa had finished transiting Jupiter and became visible to me. See the
full res version
full res version with Jovian moons labeled.