The Moons of Jupiter

A friend told me last year that when Jupiter is in the night sky, you can see some of its moons with a good set of binoculars.  Jupiter is back in our eastern sky just after sundown, so I tried shooting it with my little Nikon 510.  Here is the result.

Jupiter, Europa, Io, Callisto, and Ganymede, photography, astronomy

Jupiter’s major moons Europa, Io, Ganymede and Callisto are all visible in this shot. Don’t ask me which one is which.

66 thoughts on “The Moons of Jupiter

  1. It gives pause, like a good painting revealing itself. the moons, I have never seen these before, so with modern equipment you can capture them and with internet you can share them, and with a computer I get to see what you did, Thanks for sharing!


  2. Okay, won’t ask you which moon is which but … which of the three is Jupiter? The largest one surrounded by the two smaller ones, which I’m guessing are the moons?


  3. Tim hope you are not planning any trips up and away… we need you here to shoot the daily photos from the forest doubt they have any forest up their and if they do in your Nikon theor trees looks very tiny.. Have a Merry Christmas.


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