Last night was the first cloudless night we've had in, I guess two weeks (due to general bad weather and the disruption cased by Tropical Storm Elsa).
I was able to observe Jupiter to 100x. I was seeing (or imagine I was seeing) cloud bands. I know with Jupiter and my refractor (Meade Adventure Scope 80), I'm at about the limits of my equipment.
Anyway, my question is: Using my 4mm and a mirror diagonal, should I be looking for the Great Red Spot below or above the equator? Every printed photo that I've ever seen shows GRS below the equator. If I am looking for GRS below the equator with a refractor, I guess it means that I should be looking for GRS above the equator with a reflector - if I had one? Does this confuse anybody else? The GRS might be on the far side and Jupiter rotates once every 10 hours, but I'm not about to wait several hours for a feature that I may or may not be able to see.
I know that there is no right-side up or upside-down in space, but is there a convention where publishers/media sources invert/flip their images to match what we see? I know they do that with the Moon, otherwise images would look strange to us. Come to think of it, doesn't that do injustice to those people in the Southern Hemisphere, since they see the Moon (and Jupiter) upside-down (sorry, inverted - I'm trying not to be biased)? My guess is there a Northern Hemisphere bias when it comes to astrophotography.
Taking this further, do amateur astronomers invert/flip their images (i.e., not just up-down but left-right) taken through their scopes to match what the human eye would see? So a lunar photographer in Australia would flip their images left-right to match what they see but not necessarily up-down - since they see the Moon that way, anyway? Or are they happy just to show what their cameras sees through their scopes without inverting/flipping? I know that for the vast majority of astro images, it doesn't really matter, but for Jupiter and the Moon, it sort of does?
I think I might be answering my own question here, because I seem to remember the Horsehead Nebula with the horse's head always looking to the left. So if people see their images with the horse's head looking the other way, they mirror flip the image to correct it.