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The LX200 is used almost exclusively for photometry with the SBIG ST-8300M CCD camera. Variable stars, especially cataclysmic variables (CVs), eclipsing binaries (EBs) and RR Lyrae stars are the main targets for CCD observations, although other types variable stars as well as other classes of objects are observed occasionally. One interesting target of opportunity was an eclipse of one of Jupiter's satellites by another satellite. Twice each Jovian orbit (every six years) Jupiter and the earth are aligned such that Jupiter's four major satellites mutually eclipse and/or occult each other. On Feb. 10, 2003, this light curve of Europa's shadow partially eclipsing Io was captured.

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Last Updated: 26 Feb 2016