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Planetary images made with the USNO's 12-inch refractor

Here is a selection of planetary images made with the 12-inch telescope.  Click on the thumbnails to open a full-resolution version.



Jupiter with its moon Europa and Europa's shadow, imaged on 2016 April 16, 02:58 UT

Jupiter with moons (l to r) Europa, Ganymede, and Io, 2021 November 9, 22:33 UT

Jupiter, with Ganymede in transit, 2021 November 30, 22:43 UT

Jupiter and Io, 2021 December 13, 22:37 UT


Mars, 2014 April 22, 03:29 UT

Mars, 2018 August 24, 03:09 UT

Mars and Phobos, 2018 August 24


Mars, 2020 October 3, 02:34 UT


Saturn, 2015 June 30, 03:17 UT
Saturn with its inner moons, a composite image made from two sets of exposures, 2015 July 12, 03:04 UT
Saturn, 2018 August 24, 01:45 UT


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