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Jupiter

Postby faultycelery34 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 am

okay I know this is a stupid question, but how do I actually find Jupiter? cheers
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Re: Jupiter

Postby Gfamily2 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:56 pm

Look south-ish after it gets dark enough at about 10.30 pm.
Binoculars will show it's a disc.


(this assumes you're in UK - further south it'll be visible earlier as the skies are darker sooner)
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Re: Jupiter

Postby Aratus » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:48 pm

Yes, its the brightest object in the sky - due south. It is pretty low down though, and if you have houses etc to the south, you might have to move location to see it.
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Re: Jupiter

Postby faultycelery34 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:13 pm

I'm in the southern hemisphere
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Re: Jupiter

Postby Gfamily2 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:37 am

faultycelery34 wrote:I'm in the southern hemisphere

Lucky you.
But if you're there, why aren't you looking at Saturn instead :)

But seriously, at about 10:30, Jupiter will be between West and North, pretty high up; and will be the brightest thing in the sky other than the Moon.
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Re: Jupiter

Postby faultycelery34 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:58 am

Gfamily2 wrote:
faultycelery34 wrote:I'm in the southern hemisphere

Lucky you.
But if you're there, why aren't you looking at Saturn instead :)

But seriously, at about 10:30, Jupiter will be between West and North, pretty high up; and will be the brightest thing in the sky other than the Moon.


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Re: Jupiter

Postby Aratus » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:08 pm

Excuse my northern prejudice! In that case Jupiter is the bright looking 'star' almost overhead at 9pm! Saturn will occupy a similar position at about 1am. :oops:

Similar green envy! :mrgreen:
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Re: Jupiter

Postby faultycelery34 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:16 am

Aratus wrote:Excuse my northern prejudice! In that case Jupiter is the bright looking 'star' almost overhead at 9pm! Saturn will occupy a similar position at about 1am. :oops:

Similar green envy! :mrgreen:


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Re: Jupiter

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:56 pm

Where in the southern hemisphere are you? I've been there a few times but not recently.
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Re: Jupiter

Postby faultycelery34 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:40 am

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.
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