Jupiter and Io’s image from OAJ
This excellent image of Jupiter and its satellite Io was taken on October 6, 2011, at Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre. The photograph is the result of a total integration time of 33 seconds with a 28 cm telescope and a DMK 21 CCD camera, catching 990 images at 30 frames per second.
This image of the gaseous giant with its moon, shows the sky quality at Pico del Buitre where the OAJ is placed, making it possible to clearly observe the satellite whose apparent size is around 1”. On October 29, 2011, Jupiter will be at opposition, when the planet is closest to Earth, appearing brighter and allowing for an exceptional view.