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3D Stereo Picture of Jupiter w/ Double Shadow Transit

AUG 10, 2010

On March 29, 2004, Bob Vanderbei imaged Jupiter as its moons Io and Europa passed across its face. From a sequence of images taken with his 3.5" Questar at 8 minute intervals he was able to create a 3D stereo image of this event. The black spots are the shadows cast by the two moons---an observer from within either of those spots would have witnessed a total solar eclipse.