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Shadows cast on Jupiter by its moons

Posted by Marc on January 13th, 2013

Shadows cast on Jupiter

We recently received this great set of images taken by Prof. Dr Arnold Hanslmeier of the Institute for Physics at Graz University. His astrophotography quite vividly shows the shadows cast on their parent planet by Io and Ganymede, two of the Galilean satellites of the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. Dr Hanslmeier captured the images earlier this month using the following equipment: a Meade 15″ telescope and a Celestron Neximage CCD camera.

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