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Jupiter and Io in the Infrared May 28, 2006

Posted by jtintle in Io, Jupiter, Palomar Observatory, Planets, Space Fotos, Telescopes.
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Credit:

Tom Jarrett (Infrared Processing and Analysis Center / Spitzer Science Center / Caltech), Palomar Observatory

Description:

The image above shows Jupiter and its moon Io under a excellent seeing conditions as photographed using the 200-inch Hale Telescope. It was observed UT May 14, 2006 at 06:46:10 (11:46 pm May 13 PDT) using the Hale Telescope's Wide-Field Infrared Camera.

The bright spot in the image is Jupiter's volcanic satellite Io. The bright regions near the planet's poles mark the location of auroral emissions from Jupiter's powerful magnetic field.

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