Jupiter

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 05/28/2024 5:44 p.m.

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General Info

as of 05/28/2024 5:44 p.m.

TypePlanet
Constellation Taurus
Magnitude-1.85
OrbitsSun
Right ascension3:54:37.46 (Hours)
Declination19:34:55.9 (Deg)
% illuminated99.984
Distance from Earth6.02210AU
Distance from Sun5.01838AU
Elongation-7:15:32.7
Mass317.8 ⊕

The largest planet

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Jupiter

Orion 10" Dobsonian
110 points

My first look at Jupiter was through heavy light pollution and humidity so it wasn't very clear, but we could clearly make out 4 if not 5 moons. Looking forward to taking a closer look on a dark and clear night with a stronger eyepiece.

Jupiter

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
100 points

I think it was the first observation me and my brother could do since the weather was pretty bad since January. We were trying to see other stars when we found Jupiter and three of its moons.

It was a pleasant experience, we saw it in B/N because I haven't got filters yet.

Jupiter

Orion Sky View Pro 8" EQ
100 points

First object I saw when I got my telescope. I was able to see three of the moons that night.

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