Jupiter and Galilean Moons - 14th Aug 2010

What a frustrating night. I drove out to a park in the middle of the night to get a view of Jupiter up close. Spent 20 bucks just for the batteries to run the Nexstar without its charger and had to struggle for 15 minutes to spot Jupiter. But when I found it, it made it all worthwhile. What a beautiful sight, a perfectly rounded Jupiter, very good resolution and in view 3 of the 4 Galilean moons! I’m not sure which ones are which, but I will find out before the next time I view it. Again I took the photo with my Canon IXUS 75 camera and the 32mm lens. I’ve noticed if I use any other lens, the resolution is barely good enough for my eyes, let alone the camera.

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