Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We saw Jupiter- AND moons!

Last night before bed, I read that you could see Jupiter well with your naked eye now- so I went running for the binoculars and headed out. It was supposed to be a very bright star... well was it ever! It was the ONLY star I could see, since the moon was still so bright.

You were supposed to be able to see 2 moons with binoculars, but I decided to try the camera instead. My steady-handed husband took these pictures, since our exposure times were 2 seconds each. It is truly amazing to take a picture of a bright star and have it show up with not two, but four moons!

The planet Jupiter with 4 moons.

00 by warmfuzzies, on Pix-O-Sphere

We also had to take a few shots of the almost-full moon while we were out there, of course.

00000 by warmfuzzies, on Pix-O-Sphere


  1. Awesome pictures!!! I'll have to check tonight!

  2. Awesome! We had been noticing the planet hanging out there and wondered if it was Jupiter. I will have to drag out the telescope once the weather clears and hope it is still in a good position to be visible. Thanks for sharing. Love the pix!


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