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2005-Mar-10, 08:49 PM
SUMMARY: Amateur photographer Bojan Stajcar took this picture of the lunar occulation of Jupiter on the 27th of February. This picture was taken 10 minutes after the Moon partially occulted Jupiter, at 11:04 pm local time, from Melbourne, Australia. The camera used was a mechanically modified Connectix Quickcam, with 320x240 pixel CCD sensor in the focus of the motorized ("Bartelized") homemade 10", f5.6 reflector. Note the difference in the surfaces brightness of the Moon and Jupiter. Despite the fact that the moon surface consists of very low reflective material (dominantly basalt), it is brighter, as Jupiter is 5 times further away from the Sun.

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2005-Mar-10, 09:33 PM
nice picture :)

2005-Mar-11, 02:18 AM
I really like this photo, it's as though the roles have been reversed.

2005-Mar-11, 03:15 AM
he's learning---hopefully on the road to the 'bank' of 'pro' ccd folk patrolloing for 'that bad rock'. last one i recall was the 'probably 120 meter' critter---it came in with the sun, zipped by only 75,000 miles away---mite close--from sept., 2002 sky&tel---

2005-Mar-11, 04:51 AM
Reminds me of the occultation I saw a few years ago; Jupiter was a slighly oblate ball on the southern limb. In binoculars it looked like a huge dome on the surface of the Moon...

here is the very occultation I saw;
http://www.planetarium.btinternet.co.uk/So...upiter_moon.jpg (http://www.planetarium.btinternet.co.uk/Society/CCD_Library/Keith/jupiter_moon.jpg)

Eric Vaxxine
2005-Mar-14, 05:50 PM
Excellent pictures, thanks Bojan, eberacum45...Is Saturn doing anything similar soon?