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Started by vahe, 07/11/2009 05:29AM
Posted 07/11/2009 05:29AM Opening Post
Neptune is going to be fairly close to Jupiter in the next couple of months.
Does anyone know, or point me to a link, as to exactly where it will be in relation to the gas giant, N,S,E or W?

I am using a 10” F/20 scope and finding things with this scope is not very easy, it definitely helps to know in which direction to look.

Thanks in advance
Vahe
Posted 07/11/2009 06:09AM #1
Vahe Sahakian said:

Neptune is going to be fairly close to Jupiter in the next couple of months.
Does anyone know, or point me to a link, as to exactly where it will be in relation to the gas giant, N,S,E or W?

I am using a 10” F/20 scope and finding things with this scope is not very easy, it definitely helps to know in which direction to look.

Vahe: According to Cartes du Ciel, it is 34 arc-minutes from Jupiter and almost due north (347 deg.)

Thanks in advance
Vahe

Vahe: According to Cartes du Ciel, it is 34 arc-minutes from Jupiter and almost due north (347 deg.)

I recommend Cartes du Ciel as a well rounded and quite powerful Planetarium program, it also is free.

http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/index.html

The separation and angle are changing rather quickly, CdC would allow you to have up date position information.

Jon

Posted 07/11/2009 07:04AM #2
It was nearly straight above jupiter last night when I was looking at it, dont know how many degrees but holding up my index finger with my arm extended it would have covered the gap between them.

Vahe Sahakian said:

Neptune is going to be fairly close to Jupiter in the next couple of months.
Does anyone know, or point me to a link, as to exactly where it will be in relation to the gas giant, N,S,E or W?

I am using a 10” F/20 scope and finding things with this scope is not very easy, it definitely helps to know in which direction to look.

Thanks in advance
Vahe

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