Sinope is a small outer satellite of Jupiter which takes almost two years to orbit the planet in a retrograde direction. It is only 38 km in diameter, making it the eleventh largest Jovian satellite. Sinope was magnitude 18.0 at the time of observation.
When these images was taken Jupiter and its satellites were located within a dense portion of the Milky Way in Ophiuchus, which explains why there are so many stars of comparable or greater brightness in the image. The two somewhat brighter stars either side of Sinope are separated by only 12.5 arcseconds, so the fainter of the pair is about 4 arcseconds away from the satellite and the other is around 8 arcseconds.
|Date and times of observation||2019-06-20 03:15 UT|
|Telescope||0.4m f/6.5 Dilworth-Relay|
|Camera||Starlight Xpress Trius-PRO SX814 CCD|
|Centre of image||RA 17h12m12.2s Dec -22°48'44"|
|Image dimensions||3.5 arcmin × 3.5 arcmin|