Jupiter with shadows

At Frisco Starfest on Aug 8 we were treated to fairly decent views of Jupiter. The clearest I’ve seen yet, due to the fact there aren’t any heat-releasing houses surrounding the scope.

I thought that there were two moon shadows but it turns out that Callisto is dark enough relative to Jupiter that I could see it along with the shadow it was casting onto Jupiter.

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Callisto is the lighter dot toward the center of Jupiter and its shadow is to the right of that.

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Michael Harrison

Husband, Programmer, Irish dancer, tinkerer, astronomer, layabout (as much as possible)

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