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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Video Jupiter and the star HIP 32 431 by astronomical telescope.

Clarity of Jupiter is not too good in this video mostly due to the quality of Earth's atmosphere, therefore the planet bands are unclear.

What remains interesting is positioning Galilean satellites around the planet. In their order, at the bottom is Europe, then Jupiter following Io, Callisto and Ganymede. More right there is a cosmic body, which is not related to planets in our Solar System. That is a star called HIP32431 located 854 light years from us (given that Jupiter is between 35-52 light-minutes depending on the distance from Earth, which is not constant), who "interfered" with the jupiterian landscape because of its brightness, at magnitude 6.50, close to that of Callisto, with a magnitude of 6.30 at the time.

The largest of all the planets in the Solar System, Jupiter shines brightly in the sky, despite its distance. Venus is the only planet constantly brighter than the gas giant (though sometimes Mars can do this in some periods). Part of this has to do with its size and composition, but the planet increases and decreases in brightness, depending on the distance from Earth.

Planet Jupiter
Magnitude: -1.86
Distance: 4.95 AU (740 509 460 yd)
Illuminated: 99.1%

Astronomical instrument: 8 inch Celestron Newtonian telescope
Mount C5 / EQ5
Video Camera: Sony CX-105
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Filter: no
Date: March 21, 2014
Edit: Sony Vegas 10
Location: Baia Mare, Romania

Image processed in Registax from the same night.


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