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Jupsat Pro – Jupiter Observer’s Software Toolkit

Jupsat Pro - Jupiter Observer's Software ToolkitClick Image To Visit SiteCalculates and displays the positions of Jupiter’s four main (Galilean) moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto for any date and time

The displays can be animated to show the movement of the satellites, their shadows and the Great Red Spot

Compass directions show the orientation of Jupiter and its satellites depending on what hemisphere you live in and what optical configuration you have selected

Displays the Rise, Transit and Set times of Jupiter for your location so you can make the most of your observing opportunities

Displays the position of Jupiter (in RA/Dec and Alt/Az) along with its magnitude and distance amongst other data

Data for satellites that are transiting or being occulted by Jupiter are displayed in different colours for easy identification

Below this is the side-on view of the Jovian system. Below that, to the left is all the numeric data for Jupiter and its satellites. To the right is the Plan View of the Jovian system.

Colour applies particularly to the satellites as drawn in the display windows and their numerical information. On screen, Io is white; Europa, yellow; Ganymede, orange and Callisto, light blue. Numerical information is normally printed in black. When a satellite is transiting Jupiter, (passing in front of Jupiter’s disk), then it’s numerical information is printed in Yellow. If a satellite is being occulted by Jupiter, (behind Jupiter’s disk), it’s corresponding numerical information is printed in Blue.

Jupsat Pro defaults to running in realtime. In order to use particular date and time (other than the current), you need to click the stop button to stop Jupsat Pro from running in realtime. You can then edit the date and time in the top numeric pane as required.

To stop the animation from running, either click the Stop icon (the time and… Read more…

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