Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. It is surrounded by a huge number of satellites, the biggest ones were discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. It is always a very rewarding view with every telescope.
This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project, using a set of red, green and blue filters to get a color picture. The OTA in installed on a Paramount ME mount, by Software Bisque. The CCD camera is a SBIG ST8-XME. The image scale is of 0.62″/pixel.
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