Jupiter and the Galilean Moons
30 June 2007

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Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

This evening was a full moon evening, meant to be dedicated for testing my new Losmandy Titan mount.  But Jupiter happened to have all of its large moons off to one side, looking like ducklings following their mother, so I had to try capturing the scene. The final image is a composite of a 2 sec. exposure (for the moons) and a 1/60 sec. exposure for Jupiter's cloud bands.

Date/Time:    30 June 2007 - 10:13 PDT
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope: AP 155EDF + 15mm Unitron eyepiece projection
Mount: Losmandy Titan
Guider: none
Camera: Nikon D70s
Media/Film: DSLR @ ISO 200
Exposure: Composite of 1/60 sec. and 2 sec. exposures

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