Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Two New Astro Projects

The first involves Jupiter's four biggest moons.  Here's an image I took just moments ago through my telescope:

Jupiter and three of it's moons
The upper left is Ganymede; the upper right is Europa; the lower one is Callisto.  Io was at the time transiting Jupiter, which of course is that big overexposed blob in the middle.  This is going to be an interesting project if I'm able to do some decent photometry.  This was just a test run, but I might get some decent results from this.

The second project involves looking at star streaks.  Here's an example image, also from tonight:

5 second exposure star streaks

Stay tuned for more information on these projects.

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