My daughter asked me a question about the moons around Jupiter and it got me wondering because I don’t know the answer. Google didn’t help much, other than Google says 79 moons, not 68.
She asked, "If there are 68 moons around Jupiter, why do I only see 4 of them with the telescope?"
The quick answer here is we were using my Edmund Astroscan at home. What I can’t find any information on is if we can see more than 4 moons around Jupiter with a bigger telescope.
If I bring my Obsession 15" dob to my high desert NM observing site, can I see more than 4 moons around Jupiter?
Unfortunately I am unable to transport my Obsession 15 for several more months. I had to get a new vehicle and I need a camper shell before I can transport it. Like everything else these days, a camper shell for a pickup truck is on backorder due to supply shortages.
Thank you if anyone knows the answer.