Jupiter and Ganymede | Gary Walker

Photographer
Gary Walker
Email
gw3c273@aol.com
Location of photo
Macon, GA (USA)
Date/Time of photo
22 Nov 2011 03-12 UT
Equipment
Telescope: 10-in APM refractor Camera: Point Grey Research Flea3 Filters: Astronomik RGB
Description
Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, is off the upper left limb of Jupiter on its way to transiting Jupiter across the south polar region (south is up in this image). Bright and dark albedo features are evident on Ganymede despite its small 1.8 arcsec disc size. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is also well seen as is a large dark red barge in the North Equitorial Belt.