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Jupiter With Three Moons and One Shadow


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A quick processing of one of the shots from Jupiter's triple moon transit on the morning of Saturday 24th January. This first shot from 4:30am shows Europa, Callisto and Io heading towards the planet (Europa far left). The shadow of Callisto can be seen on the Planet's surface. Unfortunately it wasn't possible to get an animated sequence of the transit because Jupiter dropped behind houses at 5:50am just as the show was getting really interesting and one or two computer problems caused some delays. Actually it was amazing to be able to get anything at all...the weather was dreadful most of the night with torrential rain which stopped at about 3am and the cloud vanished an hour later leaving clear sky but not much time. Still, we got 20 shots over the hour. I'm looking forward to seeing how the others come out now :)

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