It wasn’t a surprise that I caught Jupiter, for I was cooling the telescope for quite a while before sunset, but it was a nice surprise to see Europa’s shadow departing — reminding me of the good old times of this year’s  Jupiter season when the planet was visible for several hours (though still as low as it can get, above the city’s turbulent air). HEQ5, N250/1200, TSO ADC, ASI 224MC (cooled), home observatory, mountpusher Photo taken at 19:21 local time with the Sun just behind the hills to the west of the city.

Io; Jupiter, Europa