Moons of Jupiter

When I got my new Celestron Sky Master binos for Christmas the first thing I absolutely couldn’t wait to see was the moons of Jupiter.  I took my new toy out to the field next to my house and set up the tripod and looked upon a strange new world with my own eyes for the first time!  It was a spectacular sight to say the least!  This picture is not mine, I don’t have the money for astrophotographpy yet.  The picture comes from, but it is the exact same view that I saw through my binos on Christmas night 2011.

Jupiter's moons (Io, Europa, and Ganymede) seen through binoculars

About Tim

My name is Tim Phelan. I am a nerd, amateur astronomer, sports nut, and follower of Jesus. I live in Baltimore, MD where the skies are oh so polluted with light. This is Ravens Country, Birdland, and the City that Reads, or whatever. Follow me on and

Posted on January 3, 2012, in Solar System and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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