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Landscape image of a planet - 7.8.2021 at 01.00 Tampere Observation number 100557

Visibility IV / V

Pekka Rautajoki, Tampereen Ursa

Jupiter and Saturn shine bright in opposition, though not yet very high above the horizon. This drawing has a landscape view that also includes some dim Sagittarius constellation star from the #bongaa100 challenge- a couple of three stars are well visible to the naked eye even in urban conditions. The very large magnification could not be used for planetary observations with the telescope due to seeing, but in Jupiter the moons Io and Europa (marked with the letters I and E in the drawing) were especially pleased. Ganymedes and Kallisto (G / C) are also marked on opposite sides of the planet. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, was also observable (marked with the letter T in the magnification of Saturn).

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  • Observation target
    • Landscape image of a planet
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TeleVue 85 lens telescope, TeleVue Ethos 13mm eyepiece. Drawing: Conte and Derwent pens on black Daler & Rowney paper.

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