Jupiter Aureole & four Galilean Moons

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Canon 60Da –  ISO 640; Exp. 5 sec with an ED80 APO refractor Astro Professional 560mm at f/7 in 29/03/2014 at 00h16m

In this wide view we can see a blueish white aureole around planet Jupiter, seems to the larger aureoles that occur around the Sun and Moon due to the presence of  ice crystals in the atmosphere. Beside the intentional overexposed disc of planet Jupiter, and also involved inside the aureole circular shape, are also visible the well known four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Io, Callisto and Europa – observed for the first time 400 years ago by Galileu Galilei – only part of the 67 confirmed moons that are orbiting the biggest planet of our solar system. In the moment of the capture, Jupiter was about 22º above the horizon in the Gemini constellation, with an apparent diameter of +0º 00´38.8″ at a distance of  5.075644 AU with a magnitude of -1.81. Below is the annotated version with the identification of each Jupiter moons.


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