Humidity is a killer!


Tonight Rich was at work, but I went to try to view Jupiter anyway. He didn’t miss much! Right after I arrived, thick fog moved in … it was almost like being in Maine. Irritatingly bright light from the park across the street reflected off the fog and made the situation even worse. I couldn’t see a single thing in the sky other than Jupiter, and even that was very faint. I couldn’t find it through the camera at all. I watched through the scope for a while and eventually I was able to see three moons. I could see Ganymede far to the left decently well, but I could only see Io and Europa if I looked at Jupiter rather than at them. And I could only see (or rather “sense”) Callisto if I zoomed out a bit.

Jupiter and 4 moons