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Here is a picture of ganymede seen through a 10" scope

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Here is a picture of Ganymede seen through a 10" scope (NOTE THE PICTURE IS NOT MINE).

So here is some evidence that It might be possible...

I hope I really will see detail on Ganymede and the other moons.

Alas Jupiter is not in the sky so i will have to wait :)

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I've persuaded myself that I saw detail on Ganymede once with an 8" apo, but it may have been one of those "Jesus in the toast" moments :)

 

I think mostly it would depend on the seeing

 

All the best

 

Tim

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hmmmm....i suspect thats mostly noise enhanced to look like features.  i;d be interested to see it compared with the known terrain visible at that time - winjupos?

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I compared it with what appears in Celestia and the features match.

 

A rough calculation suggests a telescope that size puts 50% of the light into a spot 0.5" across.  This image shows details down to about 0.2"

 

Amazing, but just about possible!

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