Jupiter and Moons – December 2014 Edition

I did this once before in January with the old camera to answer the question if it’s possible to pick up Jupiter’s moons – and yes, it works. This new capture with the SX1 from yesterday shows all four Galilean moons, from bottom left to top right, Europa, Io, Ganymede and, very faint, Callisto. There are, of course, no surface details on Jupiter visible and the size of the planet is blown up too much because I had to overexpose the image to get the moons to show up, but it’s still amazing to see that the camera can pick up objects with magnitudes between 5 and 6!

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