Overexposure can be a problem for photos for a family-friendly web site, but not in this case as Jupiter and the Moon patiently pose together while I fumble with exposures and other camera settings on my wonderful Canon Rebel XS on a sturdy tripod (thanks, kids for that great Christmas present!).
Here’s a 1/2 second exposure, ISO 400, f8 that gives an idea of the scene as seen by the human eye.
Here a close up of the Moon, zooming in with a 250 mm variable lens; f8, 1/80 second, ISO 400, cropped from larger photo…
And the same moon, overexposed (!) to show a lunar mountain as a dot on the left (south) end of the crescent. (Cropped from a larger photo.)
Settings: f8 ISO 400 1/10 second exposure.
Jupiter’s moons are barely visible, even at the 250 mm setting. This is cropped from a larger scene to show the four moons to the lower right of the planet. (Look carefully for the faintest moon, farthest to the right. 1 second exposure at ISO 400.