Jupiter in View for 2010

For observers of the planet Jupiter, who rise early or stay up late, the planet is a prime target in the finder’s crosshair or Telrad circle. This is a good time to see the Great Red Spot,  as it stands out alone against a dull white  STrZ and SEB region.  At this time the usual dark SEB is hidden behind a higher layer of white clouds or haze.  When this happens the GRS is a easy target.   It may also be possible to see the Oval BA that follows the GRS by some  20 degrees.

Here are some Universal dates and time to look for both of these features.
2010 / 7 / 22  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 86.13 SYS II= 172.62

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   9:21 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  19:17 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  9:43 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 19:38 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 23  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 243.98 SYS II= 323.09

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   5:12 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  15: 8 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  5:34 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 15:29 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 24  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 41.84 SYS II= 113.2

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   1: 4 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  10:59 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  20:55 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  1:25 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 11:21 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 21:17 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 25  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 200.04 SYS II= 263.67

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   6:50 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  16:46 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  7:12 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 17: 8 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 26  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 357.89 SYS II= 54.14

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   2:41 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  12:37 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  22:33 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  3: 3 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 12:59 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 22:54 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 27  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 155.74 SYS II= 204.26

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   8:29 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  18:24 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  8:50 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 18:46 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 28  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 313.59 SYS II= 354.38

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   4:20 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  14:16 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  4:42 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 14:37 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 29  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 111.8 SYS II= 144.84

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   0:11 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  10: 7 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  20: 3 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  0:33 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 10:29 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 20:24 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 30  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 269.65 SYS II= 295.31

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   5:58 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  15:54 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  6:20 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 16:15 U.T.

2010 / 7 / 31  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 67.85 SYS II= 85.43

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   1:50 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  11:45 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  21:41 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  2:11 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 12: 7 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 22: 3 U.T.

2010 / 8 / 1  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 225.7 SYS II= 235.9

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   7:36 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  17:32 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  7:58 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 17:54 U.T.

2010 / 8 / 2  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 23.91 SYS II= 26.37

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   3:27 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  13:23 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  23:19 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  3:49 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 13:45 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 23:40 U.T.

2010 / 8 / 3  U.T. DATE , CM AT  0:00 U.T SYS I= 181.41 SYS II= 176.48

The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at   9:15 U.T.
The GRS Spot (SYS II = 152)  transits at  19:10 U.T.

The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at  9:36 U.T.
The Oval BA  (SYS II = 165) in STZ  transits at 19:32 U.T.

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