Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

Image Credit: Adam Brown

I captured this image of Jupiter and its four largest moons (in order from upper left to lower right: Europa, Ganymede, Io, and Callisto) using the High Mag telescope at Mt. Tiede in the Canary Islands. If you click on the picture to make it bigger, you can also see what I think is the Great Red Spot (although I've been unable to confirm that, yet.)

I also created an animation showing the movement of the moons over time. There were some weather issues during this mission, so I didn't get consecutive frames the way I wanted. I'm still working on a better one, but here's my first go:

Image Credit: Adam Brown

For more information on Jupiter, check out my article, "Why I Love Astronomy and You Should, Too."

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