The photographer says the stunning image of Jupiter is made up of 600,000 images

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy of Arizona captured this amazing view of Jupiter by stacking 600,000 images of the planet to create the clearest view of it ever. See more McCarthy photos on Instagram (Opens in a new tab). (Image credit: Andrew McCarthy/

One picture of Jupiter may be worth a thousand words, but what about more than half a million?

Veteran astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy of Arizona revealed this stunning image of Jupiter this month on Sept. 17 after capturing his best view yet of the giant planet this month. But what you see is not just a single image, it is a mixture of hundreds of thousands of images.


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