Thursday, May 31, 2018

Jupiter and Alpha Librae

Jupiter is hanging our right next to Alpha Libra these nights. Alpha Librae is also known as Zubenelgenubi.  a-Librae is an easy binocular double star.
So last night I connected my cell phone to my binoculars to see what I could see. You can see Jupiter and some of its moons on the left side of the frame and a-1 and a-2 Librae on the right side of the frame.
I'm also going to include a screen shot from the Stellarium software. It identifies which of Jupiter's moons are which. The moon below Jupiter is lost in the glare of the planet. It looks like you'll need to click on the pictures to see the whole frames.


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