May 112017

Last night was again clear enough to get some Jupiter footage. However, there were some high clouds that interfered. Luckily, Jupiter was outside of the ice crystal halo surrounding the full Moon which would have significantly reduced the contrast in the images.

Jupiter is just barely visible tucked right up against the western tree line.

Jupiter with this good a focus shows how steady the atmosphere was.

The Jovian moon visible in this video is Io, the innermost of the four Galilean moons. It orbits Jupiter in only 42.5 hours and is the most volcanic body in the solar system.

According to mythology Io was one of the god Jupiter’s mortal romantic conquests. In fact, quite a few of the named moons are named for Jupiter’s human entanglements.
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