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Planet Jupiter
Martin Awabdeh

Jupiter

Jupiter is known to be the largest planet in our galaxy. Infact it is so big that its volume can fit 1,300 planets the size of the earth. Jupiter has a thin set of rings, however they are hardly visible even with a telescope from earth. Jupiter spins on its axis faster then what earth spins on its own axis, one day on Jupiter is less then ten hours. This rapid rotation lead to the strong jet streams which we can see in the image as bands.

Io 10:29Io 10:38Io 10:49

In these images we can see Io, one of Jupiters moons, come up from from behind jupiter. we cought these imagaes at a very delicate time.The difference in time between each image is aproximatly ten minutes. We can see it perfectly appear from behind Jupiter.

 

Right Ascension (J2000) 04:52
Declination (J2000) +21:41
Filters used B (Blue) , R (Red), V (Green)
Exposure time per filter B 0.13 s, V and R 0.2 s (30 exposures each)
Date observed November 9, 2012 UT
Time observed R: 3:28-3:31; V: 3:36-3:40; B: 10:48-10:51

 

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