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Jupiter just after a transit of Callisto. Taken just after midnight on March 18th, the shot shows from left to right the moons Europa, Io, and Callisto. Callisto's shadow can be seen on the top right side of Jupiter.

Image made from a 1000 frame video
Captured with FireCapture
Processed with PIPP, Registax and Photoshop.

Equipment:
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
GoTo AltAz mount with homemade wedge
ZWO ASI120 MC imaging camera
x2 Barlow

Jupiter 3a.jpg

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Lovely image! :) I was out to observe it. What a great time!

Thanks for sharing

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Thanks for the positive comments. Cloud prevented me from capturing more of the transit but I'm glad to have an image of the last part :)

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