STAR Atlas:PRO frequently asked questions - FAQs
What time will theGreat Red Spot on Jupiter be visible ?
This matter is easily resolved using STAR Atlas:PRO.
| ||The Great Red Spot (GRS) on Jupiter has been known for 300 years and can be identified with amateur telescopes. |
When the GRS is facing directly toward your Geographical Location on Earth, this is known as the GRS Transit Time. Due to Jupiter�s high rotation speed a GRS Transit may occur up to three times each day.
STAR Atlas: PRO calculates the times when the GRS will Transit for the current chart date (which is normally set to the current Computer Time / Today).
To find out when this spot is visible, do the following: -
1. Start STAR Atlas:PRO
2. Click on [Locate] on the main menu.
3. Click on , Extended objects � [Planets]
4. Click on [Jupiter] under [Chooser] on the Right side, Lower.
5. Click on [Jovian Events], bottom, centre.
6. At the top, right of this menu, the [Great Red Spot Transit Times] are shown.
7. This gives you the information you require with little effort !
Related FAQ: How do I update the Longitude of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter ?
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