Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
purintjp

Object identification

Recommended Posts

Can anyone tell me what the very bright object in the sky south of

Los Angeles approx. 30 to 40 degrees declination ? It seems too bright to be a planet. Time is 10PM. Thanks.

Edited by purintjp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking at Cartes du Ciel it looks like Jupiter to me.

 

I have had some good views of it here in the UK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info. Here in Los Angeles we have some difficult

atmospheric and illumination issues. I only had binoculars but it almost

appeared as a comet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Through binoculars you should see Jupiter as a whitish-brown circle. No real detail, but the moons should be visible, depending if they are on view to us.

 

 

I have no idea what the local conditions are like in LA. However, I can imagine it is often difficult.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jupiter is great! We looked at it through the university's telescope in their observatory. We saw 6 of it's moons all lined up in a plane. You can see the spot too. We all kno about it, but it is still great to see with your ow eyes through a big telescope. Autum /early winter was a good time to see it over here IIRC.

Edited by DrP
spelling tard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.