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Jupiter and Europa by Michael Pataky

Photo of the Week for May 5, 2017

Jupiter and Europa by Michael PatakyThe Jupiter observing season is currently in full swing. As noted in This Week’s Sky, the planet is up before sunset and reaches the meridian well before midnight—convenient for those who like to do their observing (and imaging!) in the evening. This fine view of Jupiter was captured by Michael Pataky on March 23, 2017. The moon just off the planet’s limb is Europa, which casts its “bullet-hole” shadow on the Jovian cloud tops.

Michael made this Jupiter portrait at his observatory in South Woodslee, near Windsor, Ontario. He acquired the image data with a Point Grey Research Fea3 monochromatic CCD camera equipped with Baader Planetarium RGB filters and attached to a home built 12.5-inch Dall-Kirkham reflector telescope utilizing optics made by R.F. Royce.

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