APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

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APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby APOD Robot » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:06 am

Image Moons and Jupiter

Explanation: On April 10, a Full Moon and Jupiter shared this telephoto field of view. Both were near opposition, opposite the Sun in Earth's night sky. Captured when a passing cloud bank dimmed the bright moonlight slightly, the single exposure reveals the familiar face of our fair planet's own large natural satellite, along with a line up of the ruling gas giant's four Galilean moons. Labeled top to bottom, the tiny pinpricks of light above bright Jupiter are Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io. Closer and brighter, our own natural satellite appears to loom large. But Callisto, Ganymede, and Io are physically larger than Earth's Moon, while water world Europa is only slightly smaller. In fact, of the Solar System's six largest planetary satellites, only Saturn's moon Titan is missing from the scene.

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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby Boomer12k » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:42 am

I would have had a similar pic, but it was clouded over. I thought at first it was Noctilucent Clouds, but it turned out to be thin places with Moonshine... looked cool, but no Moon...

The night before I did get out with the scope for the second time this year, and had a good look at the Moon and Jupiter, but did not take any pics... too cold to stay out long.

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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:47 am

What can I say other than INCREDIBLE JOB! I just love this image.

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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby guestM31 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:10 am

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"There... Are... Five... Moons!" -- Picard
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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby Ann » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:19 am

guestM31 wrote:.
"There... Are... Five... Moons!" -- Picard
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Yes, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io, Luna...Five!! :D

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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby jalfano » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:44 am

There is a type in today's article: "dimmmed" should be "dimmed".

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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby ta152h0 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:21 pm

bought a 1000 mm lens and would you know it, clouds everywhere all week/But on the bright side, it is spring time and the raims are warmer
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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby Ann » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:49 pm

NGC 2775. Photo: NASA/ESA/Hubble and Robert Gendler.
Today's APOD is Otto Posterman's 2775th post. So I can't resist posting a spectacular galaxy for him, NGC 2775! :D




















Keep it up, Otto, a picture a day keeps the doctor away!

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Re: APOD: Moons and Jupiter (2017 Apr 13)

Postby neufer » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:53 am

Ann wrote:
Today's APOD is Otto Posterman's 2775th post. So I can't resist posting a spectacular galaxy for him, NGC 2775! :D

Keep it up, Otto, a picture a day keeps the doctor away!

    2775 posts amounts to 1.03 posts a day.
Technically, today's APOD is Otto Posterman's 2691st unique post.

Awhile back, Otto went full PostHALman: doing multiple posts per day.

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