Keeper of the Swamp Gas Observatory "This R2 unit has a bad motivator" AR127, CG4 CGE1100 1984 tasco 60mm 49TR F/13.3 refractor 1976 Vixen Polaris 80mm F/15 refractor Denkmeier Big Easy BV'er Astro-Tech Titan 38mm 70* Astro-Tech Titan 20mm 70* Astro-Tech SR6 12mm 60* Meade MA25mm Jap. Meade MA9mm Jap. TMBpII 5mm ES 1.25" FX
Clear Skies- Guy
“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ― Werner Heisenberg
12" LX200 GPS
4" Unitron 150
4" Bosma refractor
Denk Binotron 27, D14's and D21's
Galaxy Note 8 running SkySafari Pro via Bluetooth
Wireless Autostar II
André Vaillancourt Visual observer only since 1974 Skyshed POD / C14 HD 355/3910mm / CGE pro Lunt LS152 152/900mm solar / CGEM DX Celestron C80 80/600mm LS50Ha solar filter Ile Perrot, Québec, Canada / 53 years old / red zone SQM 19
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:Speaking of Jupiter's weight (i.e. mass), it certainly is prodigious. I believe that the barycenter of the Sun - Jupiter system lies outside of the Sun, and is the only Sun - planet barycenter to do so.
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Quote:After Saturn goes beyond the horizon and I've viewed Jupiter a dozen times or so, I always find myself missing Saturn and waiting and waiting....But yes, Jupiter is grand all in itself.....but the planet with rings, floating out in space, its always been my favorite.
• SW120ED, 8SE, Z10, ST80 •
• AVX, Porta II (MM) •
• Astrobin •
[August 21st, 2017]
Celestron EdgeHD 8 + AVX | Sky-Watcher Pro 100ED APO + Vixen Porta II + Oberwerk Tall | Celestron NexStar 6SE Fujinon Polaris 10x50 FMT-SX | Bushnell 10x42 Legend Ultra HD
Quote:Jupiter is grand all in itself.....but the planet with rings, floating out in space, its always been my favorite.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:Quote:Jupiter is grand all in itself.....but the planet with rings, floating out in space, its always been my favorite. Saturn is great to gawk at, but it wears thin in a hurry. The rings are the rings, and seeing detail on the disk is usually pretty tough.With Jupiter, there's always something new going on. I spend far more time viewing it than viewing Saturn.
NexStar 8SE; Stellarvue SVR90T; Celestron 102GT; Orion ST80 Orion 9x63, Oberwerk 15x70 binos
And there they still stood, obscurely commemorating man's triumph over time and matter and the triumph of time and matter over man. -- Aldous Huxley, on the Mayan stelae at the Quirigua ruins
Quote:Luckily we don't have to choose. We get to enjoy both planets.
I ache, therefore I am
Starsplitter 20" Dob
Celestron 11 GPS
AstroZap 152mm Achro
Sears Discovery 80mm Achro
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
Quote:usually when I show someone Jupiter, their like cool, but when I show them Saturn, their like WOW!
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Jupiter needs a bit more than 20% more mass. Assuming it has enough hydrogen in order for fusion to begin it would require 80X more mass than it currently has. The smallest stars have about 100 times Jupiter's mass. It will have to munch a few more comets to get there. If you saw the movie "2010" something wonderful happened and Jupiter became a star.
80mm SV Night Hawk,C 102, 4" Orion Maksutov, 75 Fork Mount Orange tube C8, SP C8, , C 9.25, 10"Newtonion, 8" Classical Cassegrain.
"A telescope is either good or cheap, not both" - but sometimes you get lucky!
16" Starfinder f4.5 Dob
6" Starhopper f8 Dob
20x80 Zumell Bino's
32mm Meade Series 5000 26mm Orion Q70 18 mm Meade HD-60 12mm & 7mm Celestron X-cel
Quote:It's a challenge to observe the different rings in Saturn's most famous attribute, and it's moons are quite dynamic as well.