It is said that our solar system consists of the Sun, Jupiter and miscellaneous debris. This image, with it's capture of Callisto transiting Jupiter, was pure serendipity. I only had the high speed camera mounted because I had been challenged to image lunar craters near the Apollo 11 landing site. And I happened to be focusing it on Jupiter (372,000,000 miles distant)
Jupiter 23:25 - 23:28 hrs. August 8, 2009
From upper R to lower L, Europa, Callisto, the shadow cast by Callisto, Ganymede and Io.
14" Meade LX200GPS @ prime focus (3556 mm)
ToUcam 1/500 sec exposures, 50 of 2000 frames stacked
Wishing Star Observatory hgp
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