The planet Jupiter


Jupiter is probably one of the most intersting planets to observe in small telescopes. Not only can you see cloud bands/belts, you can also watch four of the planet's moons move about the planet in a sophisticated dance that can provide some unique and intersting events. In large telescopes, the moon's shadows can be followed and, sometimes, you can actually see the moon itself move across the planet.  The following links will take you to my various efforts in recording the planet and it's moons over the years.

The Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts

Jupiter double moon transit


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