Animation of Jupiter and Its Moons

Blogged by Xiao Sun on October 1, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter, Moon, Venus, Animation.

John Chumack is an astronomy amateur based in Ohio, USA. He has been using DMK 21AF04 camera to capture planetary images, such as Jupiter and Venus, since 2007. Chumack's latest work is an animation in which Jupiter rotated in a time span of 2 hours and 20 minutes with three of its moons orbiting at the same time.

Jupiter Animation

The picture above is a screen shot of the animation. Click it to download Jupiter Animation