Jupiter’s moons are in the frame
I have been struggling to get a decent image of Jupiter in a wide enough field of view to include a few of its Galilean moons.
Here is the Stellarium screenshot as usual:
Also, I discovered a great site at http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/ which plots the positions of Jupiter’s Galilean moons at any specified date/time. Here is its screenshot (although I think Europa is behind Jupiter, not in front of it, at Tue May 10 2016 22:37:20 GMT+0100) :
But it is quite difficult to reproduce anything quite like that using a camera and a telescope. The problem for astrophotographers is that the planet is so bright and its moons are so dim that it is very difficult to get a reasonable image of the planet which includes some of its Galilean moons. My SkyWatcher 200mm Newtonian ‘scope (which has a bigger field of view, less magnification, than the 150mm Maksutov) was already set up in the garden, from Mercury in transit, so I decided to have another go. I produced these with my ZWO ASI224MC camera: