Transit of Jupiter from Saturn

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globe199
2012-06-05
2012-10-09
  • globe199

    globe199 - 2012-06-05

    I'm trying to view the March 7541 transit of Jupiter from Saturn. I have a
    couple questions on getting this into view:

    1. is there a way to "follow" an object while I adjust the clock? If I center the Sun in the view and jump ahead an hour, the Sun obviously goes way out of view. Then I have to zoom out, find it, zoom in, and see if Jupiter is there. This makes finding the transit very time-consuming.

    2. how do I hide Saturn's rings?

    Thanks for any assistance. I think it would be cool to make a script to view
    all possible transit combinations.

     
  • globe199

    globe199 - 2012-06-05

    I figured out #1.

     
  • globe199

    globe199 - 2012-06-05

    One other question:

    It appears that it occurs late on the 22nd and into the 23rd, but it is not a
    full transit. Only about half of Jupiter's disk is obscuring the sun. Is
    Stellarium incorrect about this? Should it be a full transit?

     
  • qam1

    qam1 - 2012-06-05

    Again, I don't think a source is accurate enough that far in the future to say
    for sure if Jupiter will be a full transit or partial one. One source I saw
    has the transit happening 6 days earlier on the 17th of March.

    If you want to see Jupiter cross the central disk of the sun in Stellarium,
    view the transit from Titan instead of Saturn.

     

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