A Few Questions About Jupiter
Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:49 PM
Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:52 PM
My second question is about an occultation of Jupiter and HIP 1127. I sketched it when they were close together but didn't think of doing folow-up observations. Can Anybody tell me if Jupiter did occult it?
Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:48 PM
First off, I was wondering if the Great Red Spot was visible the night of August 18 at around 11:00. I believe I really did see the Great Red Spot, and put it in my sketch, but Stellarium didn't back it up. Can anybody tell me if I was right?
Lunar, so you know, Sky&Telescope has a nice feature located GRS Transit . Based on your browser you can enter the date and it will tell you the times the GRS transited.
For me it happened on 8/18/10 at the following times:
00:34 am (not sure why they throw in the am but that is 12:34a.m. of course)
08:25p.m. which is 10:25p.m. on the east coast. This would have meant (if I read the site correctly and others I'm sure will correct me if I am wrong or add to this) that for 50 minutes before this and 50 minutes after this the GRS would have been visible. So, yes, around 11:00p.m. your time (east coast) the GRS should have been visible. Hope that helps.