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Jupiter - 19.9.2022 at 21.59 Enontekiö Observation number 109463

Visibility III / V

Sakari Ekko, Turun Ursa

I took the picture on Tuesday 20.9. for a star-studded evening. Fittingly, the Galilean moons happened to be east of Jupiter in order of distance. On the night of the stars, we looked at Jupiter with my bird telescope, and the participants, seeing Jupiter's moons in nature for the first time, could tell that their positions had changed since the night before. There was also talk about Galileo and his importance in the history of science. We also looked at other things with the naked eye, binoculars and a telescope, but it seemed that Jupiter itself was the most memorable experience for the participants.

I've been holding star nights at Enontekiö since Ursa's Bongaa Milky Way campaign, and they've become something of a tradition. This was the fifth time. There is not much wasted light in Enontekiö, and in the evenings we have discussed keeping it under control and the importance of dark skies for tourism. If you can't see the northern lights, the starry sky itself with the Milky Way is a great option, as long as the sky is dark - there are many people who have never seen the Milky Way.


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    • Jupiter
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