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Re: Jupiter

Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:49 pm

faultycelery34 wrote:
The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof wrote:Where in the southern hemisphere are you? I've been there a few times but not recently.

I am in New Zealand.

Been there four times and snapped Alpha Centauri from there.

Re: Jupiter

Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:44 am

vega1972 wrote:Isn't it a reliable postulate, that if you see a bright, white, non-twinkling, apparently non-moving object, high in the sky, late at night, it's almost certainly Jupiter?

In the winter, yes; in the summer it won't be high in the sky. But a good principle

Re: Jupiter

Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:03 am

Yeah, I'm envious too!! I just looked up the sky at 08:00 GMT in Wellington with Stellarium.

You have a good view of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. We have the same thing in the UK except that it is the other way up! And really low on the horizon so Venus is setting soon after sunset as Mars is rising.


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Re: Jupiter

Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:07 pm

Thanks. Jupiter should be high in the west after sunset. I've seen a few sights from New Zealand, including Alpha Centauri and the Coal Sack.
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