The Unparalleled Beauty of the Night Sky ... Up Close
Jupiter
Ganymede Occultation of Io
31 days after opposition


Viewing at 100%
Ganymede's shadow crosses Jupiter as Ganymede (left) and Io (right) close in for a rare mutual event. Notice Io's distinct reddish hue compared to bluish Ganymede.
Jupiter Details:
Night of:Monday March 9, 2015
Site:Palomar Mountain
Local Time:11:24 PM | Mar 9, 2015
Altitude:72
Distance:418,215,996 miles
Magnitude:-2.47 mV
Diameter:43.82 arcsec
Tilt:-0.08 SP
Phase Angle:6.13
Illumination:99.71%
ipx:32,836 ipx2
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NexImage5
f/ratio:f10
Pixel Scale:0.214 arcsec
Gain:6
Exposure:0.067 sec
Video Length:?
Frames:
Stacked:300
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