21.04.2018 in Mairago

  •  Provincial  Astronomical Observatory.

    The observatory is equipped with a rotating dome for observing the sky, a videoconference room and two dormitories for school groups.

    Managed by the Messier 42 Astrophiles Group, the observatory regularly holds initiatives to popularize astronomy and science, and is heavily involved in research, collaborating with astrophysicists throughout Europe.



    Date: 21/04/2018

    Time:  00:30

     Place: Mairago

    Type of telescope: Schmidt Cassegrain 30cm, Marcon Telescope  

    Observed objects: Jupiter and its moon’s

    Comments: Saturday 21st April 2018 we went to the Provincial Astronomical Observatory in Mairago near Lodi to observe one of the planets in our Solar system. We were able to see the planet Jupiter and four of Jupiter’s moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto the same moons that Galileo discovered with his telescope.

    We had the opportunity to see how the astrophiles took photo and we saw Jupiter also on the computer.

    We observed the principal atmospheric bands of Jupiter, as you can see from the photo that the astrophiles took but we couldn’t observe the Giant Red Spot.

    Looking at the night sky in the dome of the observatory of astronomy was the most wonderful experience we’ve ever participated in.

    Photos and movie:


    Photos of  Provincial  Astronomical Observatory.



                    Jupiter                                                            Saturn                                                      Venus