(Update 1 January 2016) My good friend Tony Surma-Hawes has combined an image of the Moon and a separate longer exposure of Jupiter and three of its Galilean Moons to produce the below image. It gives you an idea of what you can see with low power optical aid like binoculars plus what the Nikon Coolpix P900 is capable of.
The Moon and Jupiter with three of its Galilean Moons together on New Year’s morning. (c) 2016 Paul Floyd Image manipulation by Tony Surma-Hawes.
(Posted 1 January 2016) If you look outside now, you will see a bright star next to the Moon. It is really the planet Jupiter. The picture is taken with my Nikon Coolpix P900.
Jupiter and the Moon together on New Year’s morning. (c) 2016 Paul Floyd
This website is maintained by Paul Floyd. I am an amateur astronomer (and school teacher) with 25 years experience (as at 2015) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities. As of January 2015, I have been providing astronomy information via the WWW for eighteen years.