Jupiter

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 03/04/2021 9:32 a.m.

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General Info

as of 03/04/2021 9:32 a.m.

TypePlanet
Constellation Capricornus
Magnitude-1.83
OrbitsSun
Right ascension21:20:02.62 (Hours)
Declination-16:10:51.0 (Deg)
% illuminated99.808
Distance from Earth5.94178AU
Distance from Sun5.07504AU
Elongation-26:39:08.6
Mass317.8 ⊕

The largest planet

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Jupiter

Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars
100 points

I couldn't get up early enough to get out my telescope but it was still an amazing site to see red/orange Mars, Jupiter and bright Venus so close to each other!

Jupiter

7x50 Binos
100 points

Great view of Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in one section of the sky! All 4 Galilean moons visible in the 7x50's.

Jupiter

Skywatcher Explorer 150PDS
100 points

It had been cloudy all day long, (actually for a few days/nights now), but as it started to get a bit darker after sunset, a few gaps started to appear. I decided to pull out the little 6" newt (my grab & go scope) mainly to let a couple of friends look through a telescope for the first time. Jupiter is IMHO a great showpiece. Only had time to let the scope cool down for about 15 minutes, but I figured I didn't have to go that high in magnification. Grabbed a couple of EP's (Celestron X-Cel LX 12mm and 9mm) and out we went. Got a crisp and clear image with the 12mm EP, the two main equatorial bands were very easy to make out, so did the four galilean moons. Swapped to the 9mm EP but I didn't think it would be that good since the scope hadn't cooled down properly, I was, however, wrong. Really clear and crisp image with that EP as well. What a good feeling to hear and see the reactions of my friends as they looked through the scope, enjoying the view of Jupiter and its moons. It has been far too long since I aimed a telescope at this Jupiter (or any other planet for that matter). Only got a short session this time though, as the clouds closed the show way too fast. But better a short session than no session at all.

Jupiter

Celestron 127eq
100 points

Started off the night's viewing with Jupiter, as usual. Bands are just visible in my scope and all four major moons were seen. My brother-in-law joined me for a couple of hours and he was blown away!

Jupiter

0.5 meter reflector telescope at BGSU (various lenses)
0 points

And all the moons racing around it :)

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