Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Daylight Jupiter 22 January 2013

This is my best picture yet of Jupiter taken during the daylight. It was taken 3 minutes before Sunset, beating my previous record (images I took one minute before Sunset were better, and I have previous rubbish images from 5 minutes in, but this is my best image so far from Sunset/Sunrise). Click to embiggen to see the image clearly.

I was easily able to see Jupiter with my unaided eye 15 minutes before Sunset (I've done better but only by five minutes), and Jupiter was easily visible 30 minutes before Sunet using binoculars (with the help of my star charts to locate the position).

More posts on seeing planets in daylight (with hints and tricks), are here.