I was taking a peak at Jupiter tonight and saw something that I don’t ever recall seeing before. I could swear that there were five moons visible.
Now, of course, I’m not really suggesting that I saw an extra moon, especially since I was only using my binoculars (16 X 70). Still, there is an object, about four Jovian diameters north-east of the planet that, for all intents and purposes, appeared identical to one of its moons. Indeed, its brightness and ‘size’ were indistinguishable from a typical Galilean moon.
I assume it’s a star. Still, makes for a very, very nice image. If you’ve got a pair of binoculars handy, take a look. I’m curious if anyone can identify it more specifically.