Jupiter and its Moons in the Daytime
NOV 25, 2010
Back in May, I took a picture of Jupiter in the middle of the day.
Taking the picture was easy---the tricky part was finding Jupiter.
A few details: I used a level, compass, and the Moon to polar align.
Once polar aligned, I could "dial-in" Jupiter's location based on its
coordinates I read off from the planetarium program on my laptop
(Cartes du Ciel
accurate pointing, it was easy to find Jupiter in the eyepiece. I was even
able to see Jupiter's cloud bands. But, I didn't notice the GRS or the
Jovian moons until I stacked and sharpened the images I acquired as video
using a cheap webcam.