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March 13, 2004: Ganymedes crossing Jupiter


Last night I tried to see Ganymede and its shadow going over Jupiter, but the weather didn't cooperate. The seeing was very bad, and there where a lot of thin high clouds in the sky. Just before Ganymede "touched" the edge of Jupiter's disk, it was overcast. On the image below you see the situation a few minutes before it got clouded.




Here you see Ganymedes touching Jupiter. To it's right you see Io and on the left side of Jupiter you see Europa. Callisto isn't visible (outside the field of view).

Jason Young made the sketch below, using his Konus 114 f/8 Newtonian.




Thank you for sharing this sketch, Jason!







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