Ganymede

Observed:  Points: 50

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Current Info for Observer

as of 09/27/2020 7:24 p.m.

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General Info

as of 09/27/2020 7:24 p.m.

TypeMoon
Constellation None
OrbitsJupiter
Right ascension19:16:58.90 (Hours)
Declination-22:41:33.8 (Deg)
Mass0.025 ⊕
Earth VisibleTrue
Offset (+E/-W)(+S/+N)(+front/-behind)-10.07541 1.28893 11.07541 Jupiter radii

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Ganymede

Celestron Omni XLT 150
50 points

Finally saw Jupiter with my telescope. The great red spot was not in view but stripes were clearly visible. Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto were clearly visible.

All 4 Galilean moons visible in the 7x50's this morning.

Ganymede

Skywatcher Explorer 150PDS
50 points

Easy to see during the short session with the King of planets, Jupiter. To the left of the planet itself (newtonian view).

Ganymede

Celestron 127eq
50 points

All four major moons were visible, seen as tiny bright dots on either side of Jupiter.

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