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|Find that Moon!|
September 30th, 1998 4:34... 5:25... Universal Time
These images were taken for Tom Morin, Belmont HS, New Hampshire at Yerkes Observatory
with the 24 inch reflector telescope, an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera and a V filter for .01
Do you see evidence of any of Jupiter's moons? Open these images in HOU image processing software. Try changing the min/max settings or clicking inside the box to LOG scale the display colors. One of these images shows a moon of Jupiter!
Which image is it? _____________________________________
How did you find it? ___________________________________
How did you change the display? Color palette? _____________
Min? ____________________ Max? ____________________
Did you use log scaling? _________________________________
What is the (x, y) position of the moon? _____________________
Why do you suppose you can see the moon in one image but not in the other?
Look in Sky and Telescope or Astronomy Magazine for September, 1998. Try to figure out which moon this is! The magazine pictures are telescope views so they will be upside down from this image.
Which moon is it? ________________________________________
How did you find out? _____________________________________
HOU Educators: Click here to download these .fts images.
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