Post by Pembrokeshire Astronomer on Jul 1, 2018 11:40:45 GMT
Want to see the Great Red Spot this month..?
There are many GRS transits throughout July, some are below the horizon, others are lost in the glare of daylight. I've kept the list to the ones that we, here in West Wales, have a good chance of seeing.
Central Meridian Transits (GRS Mid Transit)
1 Jul 2018 20:54
3 Jul 2018 22:32
5 Jul 2018 00:11
8 Jul 2018 21:41
10 Jul 2018 23:19
12 Jul 2018 00:58
17 Jul 2018 00:07
20 Jul 2018 21:37
22 Jul 2018 23:16
24 Jul 2018 00:54
27 Jul 2018 22:25
29 Jul 2018 00:04
All times have had the an hour added to account for British Summer Time.
Though the GRS is easier to see at Mid Transit, it can still be seen for at least fifty minutes each side of its mid transit position.
Most reflector telescopes over 114mm aperture will reveal the GRS, my mini 90mm Maksutov telescope clearly shows the oval and reddish colour of the GRS.
Post by Pembrokeshire Astronomer on Jul 3, 2018 7:46:11 GMT
Jupiter tends to be too low from my site. can see ok from upstairs window but from the garden it is obstructed by nearby buildings.
From our old garden in Simpson Cross this low apparition of Mars would have only been visible for about an hour each night, through the gaps in the trees. Jupiter likewise would have been lost to the trees!
Where we live now, at the moment, I have a good three hours window of Mars time... I intend to make the most of it...