Thats no moon … oh wait yes it is

Some old pictures I took a few months ago when Jupiter was quite bright in the sky.

Thats no moon... oh wait

Jupiter and 3 of its moons

As you can see in the above picture a few of the moons are quite clearly visible, although Jupiter itself is quite over exposed (couldn’t get a shot of both the moons and Jupiter correctly exposed). After a few minutes of playing around with the exposure settings and chasing Jupiter around the sky to keep it in frame I managed to get this

Jupiter and its bands

Jupiter and its bands

I know it’s a little dark and blurry but I¬†was quite pleased to be able to make out clouds on another planet.

If anyone is interested in what I used to take the shots, it was a 800mm f8 Samyang lens on my Cannon 700D.

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