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Jupiter from 588 million kilometers

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 11 December 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I interrupt my Foggy Venice series to post this photo. I got up at 4:45 in the morning today to take this image of the planet, Jupiter. It was taken through a telescope on the patio of my house in Saudi Arabia. It shows one of Jupiter's moons, possibly Io, at the 3 o'clock position. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter, a storm that has been raging for hundreds of years, is clearly visible on the planet. Jupiter is 588 million kilometers away at its closest point.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous picture of the neighbor, which is not exactly behind the wall.

11 Dec 2015 5:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That is sure some reach to grab a fine shot like this.

11 Dec 2015 6:39am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie, for the great comment.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beauty shot excellent

11 Dec 2015 7:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est excellent

11 Dec 2015 8:26am

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

Je suis époustouflée par cette image , il y a tant de planètes qui nous entoure celle-ci est magnifiquement capturé...
Merci pour toutes tes visites sur Kerrfoa :)

11 Dec 2015 8:29am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa! Quelle prise! bravo à toi!!

11 Dec 2015 8:30am

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

wow .. I'm impressed, michael!!!

11 Dec 2015 8:35am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !!! This is great !!! I bow to you in your endeavor!! Fabulous shot !!!

11 Dec 2015 9:57am

@Devi: You are kind. Thank you.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique vue et compo quel rendu superbe.

11 Dec 2015 10:25am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Worth getting up for :)

11 Dec 2015 10:43am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Bravo for this beautiful capture !! your objective is very powerful;-)

11 Dec 2015 11:05am

helys from Paris, France

Great capture
Nice textures and colors

11 Dec 2015 11:54am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool astronomic observation*

11 Dec 2015 12:01pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Bravo !! Excellent capture !!

11 Dec 2015 12:23pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful and mysterious photo.:-)

11 Dec 2015 12:41pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wow,very beautifully photographed, superb photo as result.

11 Dec 2015 1:21pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a wonderful, detailed image of Jupiter. It was certainly with the early morning hour to get this fine picture.

11 Dec 2015 3:45pm

Anita B. from Bretagne, France

An impossible dream!

11 Dec 2015 5:10pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


11 Dec 2015 5:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this giant so far away.

11 Dec 2015 6:32pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is grandiose! i've never been able to do anything like this !!!

11 Dec 2015 6:48pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Fantastic image!

11 Dec 2015 8:12pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous !!

11 Dec 2015 9:52pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Impressive astro shot.

12 Dec 2015 1:35am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is excellent.

12 Dec 2015 1:44am

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A find image of a spot in the sky.

12 Dec 2015 2:19am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


12 Dec 2015 8:58am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A very impressive photo! Excellent!*****

12 Dec 2015 10:50am

Omid from mashhad, Iran

W O N D E R F U L !

12 Dec 2015 6:16pm