A NIRCam composite image of Jupiter with three filters, F360M (red), F212N (yellow-green) and F150W2 (cyan), with alignment due to the planet’s rotation.Credit…NASA, ESA, CSA, Jupiter ERS Team; image processing by Judy Schmidt

Colleen was distraught when she ordered a telescope and it failed to arrive. She had plotted and planned for me to become an astro photographer. I had no real desire to do so. Really! I do not have the desire nor do I have the equipment. And I could never do better than the Webb telescope. I am content to admire and enjoy the efforts of others.

I like an image to be uniquely my own. Sure, there are thousands of sunrises and sunsets. But, the one I take is mine in that time and that spot. A picture of the Grand Canyon or of Niagara Falls had been done but a selfie adds a personal touch. So, no Colleen, I am content to admire the work of the Webb telescope without taking a picture that I can never match.

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