Jupiter

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 12/11/2017 7:40 a.m.

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General Info

as of 12/11/2017 7:40 a.m.

TypePlanet
Constellation Libra
Magnitude-1.58
OrbitsSun
Right ascension14:44:02.55 (Hours)
Declination-14:48:14.2 (Deg)
% illuminated99.711
Distance from Earth6.19727AU
Distance from Sun5.43526AU
Elongation-36:19:15.9
Mass317.8 ⊕

The largest planet

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Jupiter

Orion XT8
100 points

two very pronounced belts. two very faint belts. bands had turbulent edges. Callisto and Io were to the East. Ganymede and Europa were to the West.

Jupiter

Celestron Omni XLT 150
0 points

Finally saw Jupiter with my telescope. The great red spot was not in view but stripes were clearly visible. Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto were clearly visible.

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!

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The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.

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