October 24, 2011


bright Jupiter rising over Bhuj city, during October 23 evening. Snap shot taken by canon EOS 550D

Jupiter is the most eye-catching point of light in the eastern sky after dusk. Shining at magnitude -2.9 Jupiter is heading towards its opposition, the closest distance from Earth on 29 October.

Even small Binoculars will show its four bright moons. Jupiter can be best viewed through a mid-sized to large aperture telescopes. A telescope will show a 50” wide disc of the planet. When near opposition the gas giant offers the earth bound telescopes stunning views of its stormy, banded atmosphere and large Galilean Moons.

Visit this link by Sky & Telescope website for more info about observing Jupiter