Almost with the naked eye …


Though he was working again tonight, Rich left the tripods, scope, and binoculars out for me so I could look at Jupiter after work. Cloud cover was heavy during the day, but I was astounded how clear the southeastern sky became tonight! This was one of the clearest, steadiest views I’ve had yet. I could see all four moons through the binoculars with no effort at all; that’s how clear and bright my view was. And through the scope, it was even better. The bands looked like they’d been drawn on the planet with a Sharpie marker. It was a terrific view, but I missed being able to share it with my partner!

Jupiter and 4 moons