Moonspotting-A Guide to Observing the Moons of the Solar System

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The triple crescents of Saturn’s moons Titan, Mimas and Rhea. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Like splitting double stars, hunting for the faint lesser known moons of the solar system offers a supreme challenge for the visual observer.

Sure, you’ve seen the Jovian moons do their dance, and Titan is old friend for many a star party patron as they check out the rings of Saturn… but have you ever spotted Triton or Amalthea?

Welcome to the challenging world of moon-spotting. Discovering these moons for yourself can be an unforgettable thrill.(…)
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