Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Jupiter

Last night I was up late and happened to look out the window and saw a planet. I hardly ever look at the night sky here, because 1.) I live is a city with lots lights. 2.) I spend more time indoors 3.) it is usually cloudy. Anyway I went to the first bedroom where I have a Celestron reflecting telescope and checked it out. Turned out to be Jupiter with its bands of clouds and Galilean moons all in a row. Very cool!

Unfortunately I couldn't get my Canon SD1200 to take decent picture of what I was seeing through the eyepiece and this is the one of the "better" shots. Jupiter is over exposed, but the moons show up nicely. You get the general idea.

I miss the dry desert air! Great for viewing the sky...

3 comments:

Chaco Runner said...

Living in the dry desert of the southwest I should take advantage of the clear night skies. My daughter recently inherited a nice telescope and she has been actively reading about constellations. I'll make sure to mark my calendar for a night viewing party on Labor Day weekend!

Gunnar Berg said...

HOME. Move back home - home, where your soul is.

Mimbres Man said...

Chaco: Remember when I had that cheap refracting telescope at NaNeelzhin and I showed you guys Saturn? Also the trip the Navajo Lake where we saw Halley's comet? I woke you guys up before sunrise and it was unimpressive but it was one of those "once in a lifetime" moments I wanted to share with you guys.

Gunnar: You are right. My soul has never been here. I've never felt a true connection.