Jupiter Observation (29-4-2017)

The sky suddenly cleared and we boldly took this chance to observe Jupiter just a few weeks after opposition. Many of us observed Jupiter for the first time and the view was mesmerising even at low magnification. We were lucky to see Io entering the back side of Jupiter very early on. It was amazing to see this volcanic satellite edging towards Jupiter minute by minute. With excellent seeing, we then proceeded to observe Jupiter at increasing magnification up to about 500x. Even when the shrinking Great Red Spot was just slowly emerging on the edge, we could all see it with little difficulty - a satisfying finale to our night of the Jovian system.


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