Tag Archives: Jupiter

Jupiter Nears Opposition

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Cassini/Space Science Institute. See below for more information to include data and trackers. Those with telescopes and binoculars, now is the time to observe the King of the Planets. For many of you observations of Jupiter have already … Continue reading

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The Beautiful King of the Gods

Image credit: NASA Juno/SWRI/Kevin M. Gill/Jason Major. Like creamer in your morning coffee, Jupiter’s multicolored gas bands swirl just 3,500 km (2,175 mi.) underneath NASA’s Juno spacecraft and JunoCam during close approach, known as perijove 6, on May 19, 2017. … Continue reading

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Heads-Up Jupiter, You Have Company

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Launched on August 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), SLC-41 on an Atlas V 551 Juno, the second of NASA’s New Frontier spacecraft (the first being New Horizons) has been making her … Continue reading

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Spring Moon and Jupiter

Image Credit & Copyright: Me. Here’s just a quick capture of tonight’s Moon and Jupiter pairing (Monday, March 21, 2016). There was nothing truly remarkable about this get together aside from the fact that it, (as all close approaches of … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Jupiter

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL CASSINI Space probe: Those with telescopes and binoculars, NOW is the time to observe the first of the gas giants and the 1st Jovian planet; Jupiter as it reaches opposition on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:00 … Continue reading

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Planets and Perspective

Images Credit & Copyright: Daniel LaShomb (Me).  Feel free to use these images as long as you give proper credit and don’t sell or edit them.  Imaging techniques that I used are below. On the night of June 30, 2015 the … Continue reading

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The June Dance of the Sunset Spheres

Image Credit & Copyright: I created the two illustration above in Stellarium and they depict the June 30 conjunction as well as the June 20 triangle configuration which I explain below.  The image below was captured by me earlier this … Continue reading

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