02
SEP
2013

Jupiter Great Red Spot Transit Times for September 2013

Jupiter is back in the morning sky this September. It’s a fantastic sight in almost any sized telescope. Using a 6″ reflector or larger you’ll be able to see the two main equatorial belts, the GRS (Great Red Spot) and even shadow transits of Jupiter’s Moons. Ju
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01
APR
2013

Jupiter’s GRS Transit Times for April 2013

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) is more of a challenge to see during April 2013. The giant planet is now setting over the western horizon by late evening, so giving us fewer opportunities to watch the GRS rotate into view. April 2013 will in fact be the last month to get a decent
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03
MAR
2013

The Great Red Spot on Jupiter Hiding in Plain Sight

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) was not easy to see on its transit across the planet on 2nd March 2013. Seeing was pretty good, giving a stable view of the planet, but the darker shoulders of the South Equatorial Belt (SEB), in which the GRS resides, attracted the eye more than t
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07
SEP
2012

Jupiter at 5am on 7 September 2012

Jupiter looked awesome this morning through the 12″ Orion Optics telescope. Plugged in a 12.4mm eyepiece and 2x barlow to give me a magnification of x192. Used a neodymium filter to boost contrast in the planet’s cloud details. The Great Red Spot (GRS) was just turning ont
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10
AUG
2012

See Amazing Detail on Jupiter in the Morning Sky this Summer

Jupiter is an amazing sight in almost any sized telescope. Even with a 150mm (6″) telescope  it is easy to make out Jupiter’s main cloud belts, the Great Red Spot and other features like festoons, dark barges and giant swirls. With larger telescopes using moderate to high
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