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Double transits of Io and Europa across Jupiter, shot just after midnight with the Orion Deep Space Video Camera II through the Orion 127mm Mak. Io's shadow is more prominent on the left, on the upper belt. Europa's shadow is smaller and is located on the extreme upper right of Jupiter (above the belt); it peeks in and out because of the less-than-optimal seeing. Also, enjoy some original space music by my band, THE FALSE DAWN, La Langue des Sentiments (The Language of Feeling).

Clear skies!

Reggie

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6 hours ago, Dave In Vermont said:

That has a true spirit to it!

Oh my!

Dave

Thanks, Dave; I thought this particular tune would fit the occasion!

 

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2 hours ago, johnfosteruk said:

Terrific Reggie, very nice indeed. 

Thanks, John!

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Very good!
That day I tried a photo at the exact instant that the shadow of both was on Jupiter. As the result was not good nor posted here, anyway see below that came out:

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4 hours ago, astroavani said:

Very good!
That day I tried a photo at the exact instant that the shadow of both was on Jupiter. As the result was not good nor posted here, anyway see below that came out:

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Thanks, Avani! Very nice image of Jupiter there. You took this a week before my attempt; the shadows were more spread out and difficult to catch simultaneously, but you did a fine job! Thanks for posting the image :hello2:

Clear skies,

Reggie

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Love the video Reggie, and great soundtrack of course :D

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Double planetary & shadow transits coming in the (here) early hours of 26 May.

Fingers crossed!

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4 hours ago, Pete Presland said:

Very nicely done Reggie.

Thanks, Pete. I love making these videos, whether I end up stacking or not. I enjoy watching the motion of  the Earth:happy7:

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2 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Double planetary & shadow transits coming in the (here) early hours of 26 May.

Fingers crossed!

Yes, Neil! 

May 26 @ 1:47 AM EDT (6:47 AM BST)

May 27 @ 8:16 PM EDT (1:16 AM BST)

I think my calcs are correct; BST is 5 hours ahead of EDT, right?

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17 minutes ago, orion25 said:

Yes, Neil! 

May 26 @ 1:47 AM EDT (6:47 AM BST)

May 27 @ 8:16 PM EDT (1:16 AM BST)

I think my calcs are correct; BST is 5 hours ahead of EDT, right?

No EDT is behind GMT :icon_albino:

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35 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

No EDT is behind GMT :icon_albino:

EDT is 5 hours behind  BST and 4 hours behind GMT, right?

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Sorry Reggie, it was meant to be a joke, but I jumbled up my BST and GMT which spoilt the effect.....

Yep, I think we are 5 hours apart.

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10 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Sorry Reggie, it was meant to be a joke, but I jumbled up my BST and GMT which spoilt the effect.....

Yep, I think we are 5 hours apart.

Haha, you got me! I thought I had been horribly misguided, LOL!  :help: I hope you get to see at least one double this weekend, buddy!

Regards,

Reggie

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