Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Night's Balls of Rock, Ice and Gas

The Moon is hanging next to Jupiter this evening and putting on a nice show. Check it out:
Yeah, the Moon is overexposed here, but check out what is hanging on either side of Jupiter - Ganymede and Callisto. Not bad for a 200mm lens.

To round things out, here is your nightly pic of Comet PanSTARRS:
In spite of the growing moonlight, the comet is still an easy binocular object that is hanging on the edge of naked-eye visibility.

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