Planets in our solar system and their natural satellites

With the exception of Mercury and Venus, all the planets in our solar system have at least one natural satellite in orbit. The gas giants have dozens of known satellites. Many other objects, such as asteroids, dwarf planets and trans-Neptunian objects (aka TNOs) also have known satellites but they are (almost certainly) beyond my ability to observe.

Some planetary satellites are very often observed by amateur astronomers, especially the Earth's mooon Luna. The four bright Gallilean satellites of Jupiter (Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto) are frequently to be seen on websites. Images of the brightest satellites of Saturn are fairly common. As for satellites of Uranus and Neptune, a few images of Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon and Triton may be found without too much effort. Everything else is very uncommon. I decided to remedy this lack of effort by attempting to track down every satellite within range of the telescopes at Tacande.

Active links in the tables below lead to an image and some information about the object in question. The lack of an active link usually means that the satellite is either far too faint to be detectable by the equipment at Tacande or is too close to its planet and so lost in the glare, or both. However, the lack may just be because a successful observation has not yet been made.


Earth
I Luna or the Moon

Mars
I Phobos II Deimos

Jupiter
I Io II Europa III Ganymede IV Callisto V Amalthea
VI Himalia VII Elara VIII Pasiphae IX Sinope X Lysithea
XI Carme XII Ananke XIII Leda XIV Thebe XV Adrastea
XVI Metis XVII Callirrhoe XVIII Themisto XIX Megaclite XX Taygete
XXI Chaldene XXII Harpalyke XXIII Kalyke XXIV Iocaste XXV Erinome
XXVI Isonoe XXVII Praxidike XXVIII Autonoe XXIX Thyone XXX Hermippe
XXXI Aitne XXXII Eurydome XXXIII Euanthe XXXIV Euporie XXXV Orthosie
XXXVI Sponde XXXVII Kale XXXVIII Pasithee XXXIX Hegemone XL Mneme
XLI Aoede XLII Thelxinoe XLIII Arche XLIV Kallichore XLV Helike
XLVI Carpo XLVII Eukelade XLVIII Cyllene XLIX Kore L Herse
LI S/2010 J 1 LII S/2010 J 2 LIII Dia LIV S/2016 J 1 LV S/2003 J 18
LVI S/2011 J 2 LVII Eirene LVIII Philophrosyne LIX Eupheme LX S/2003 J 3
LXI S/2003 J 19 LXII Valetudo LXIII S/2017 J 2 LXIV S/2017 J 3 LXV Pandia
LXVI S/2017 J 5 LXVII S/2017 J 6 LXVIII S/2017 J 7 LXIX S/2017 J 8 LXX S/2017 J 9
LXXI Ersa J 1 LXXII S/2011 J 1

Saturn
I Mimas II Enceladus III Tethys IV Dione V Rhea
VI Titan VII Hyperion VIII Iapetus IX Phoebe X Janus
XI Epimetheus XII Helene XIII Telesto XIV Calypso XV Atlas
XVI Prometheus XVII Pandora XVIII Pan XIX Ymir XX Paaliaq
XXI Tarvos XXII Ijiraq XXIII Suttungr XXIV Kiviuq XXV Mundilfari
XXVI Albiorix XXVII Skathi XXVIII Erriapus XXIX Siarnaq XXX Thrymr
XXXI Narvi XXXII Methone XXXIII Pallene XXXIV Polydeuces XXXV Daphnis
XXXVI Aegir XXXVII Bebhionn XXXVIII Bergelmir XXXIX Bestla XL Farbauti
XLI Fenrir XLII Fornjot XLIII Hati XLIV Hyrrokkin XLV Kari
XLVI Loge XLVII Skoll XLVIII Surtur XLIX Anthe L Jarnsaxa
LI Greip LII Tarqeq LIII Aegaeon

Uranus
I Ariel II Umbriel III Titania IV Oberon V Miranda
VI Cordelia VII Ophelia VIII Bianca IX Cressida X Desdemona
XI Juliet XII Portia XIII Rosalind XIV Belinda XV Puck
XVI Caliban XVII Sycorax XVIII Prospero XIX Setebos XX Stephano
XXI Trinculo XXII Francisco XXIII Margaret XXIV Ferdinand XXV Perdita
XXVI Mab

Neptune
I Triton II Nereid III Naiad IV Thalassa V Despina
VI Galatea VII Larissa VIII Proteus IX Halimede X Psamathe
XI Sao XII Laomedeia XIII Neso XIV Hippocamp