Friday, July 11, 2008

Planet Jupiter

My cousin Kenny and I took the telescope out in a yard in Indiana and used a CCD camera to take pictures of the moon and Jupiter. Jupiter was in opposition this week and so it was bright for viewing.

Unfortunately, I have yet to master the imager to get a good picture of a planet. The view in the telescope was excellent with the layer lines on the planet very visible. We did not see a spot but we only looked at for 45 minutes. Here are the pictures and one with the red filter some of the layer lines are visible. The other shows 3 moons around Jupiter which is over exposed.

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