Jupiter's moons

2012-04-27 13:16 (comments: 0)

Today's APOD image (attention, big) is thoroughly fascinating! In something which seems a simple 500mm lens photo capture, we can see Jupiter's moons! Jupiter is a bit more than 140000 km in diameter and its biggest sattelites (in order of proximity to their "parent: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto) are stretched between 400000 to 1 million kilometers from Jupiter's surface. And yes, we can also see the ISS. So many things that trigger my telescope hunger...

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