Crescent Moon visits Jupiter and Aldebaran

posted: 1739 days ago, on Tuesday, 2013 Apr 16 at 08:55
tags: astronomy, astrophotography, Southern Sky Highlights 2013, Moon, Jupiter, Wim Filmalter.

Images by Wim Filmalter, taken with a Nikon D5100 and a modified 400-mm lens. The bright spot nearest Jupiter is the combined images of Europa and Ganymede; further out lies Callisto. For the most part, Wim writes, the clouds were bothersome, but they did help by filtering out the Moon's light and so preventing extreme over-exposure, allowing subtle detail in the shadow regions to be seen.

Images by Auke Slotegraaf, Pietersfonteindam, Montagu.

Find out more: 2013 Southern Sky Highlights.

nothing more to see. please move along.