Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Drops of Jupiter

Last week, a group of us were walking back together from a TALC session. I asked the group about about a star/planet that had been catching my attention for the past couple weeks. Nathan was first to reply and say that it was Jupiter. I was really excited that it was so easily visible.  Nathan then let us use his binoculars to observe Jupiter. Much to my surprise, I could see two of Jupiter's moons. I'm not really sure which moons I saw... my guess would be Ganymede and/or Callisto, because they are the largest. I haven't had very much experience observing the night sky with binoculars or telescopes, so this was all super exciting to me! Thanks Nathan! :]

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