Jupiter and Io in the Infrared
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.
Filters: Kcont (2.270 microns) + Ks (2.150 microns)
Exposures: series of 5s exposures combined to form the deep mosaic
Conditions: Photometric and excellent seeing = 0.6" (2um window)
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