Tag Archives: jupiter

Thanksgiving Jupiter

Posted in December 2012, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Super Jupiter

by Robert J. Vanderbei Our planet Earth orbits the Sun once every year whereas it takes Jupiter about twelve years to complete one orbit. This means that once every thirteen months Earth catches up to Jupiter and passes it in … Continue reading

Posted in November 2011, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Juno launches on Voyage to Discover Jupiter’s Genesis

by Dr. Ken Kremer NASA’s solar powered Juno spacecraft was successfully launched towards Jupiter on August 5, 2011 to begin a five year and 1.7 Billion mile voyage to the gas giant.The goal is to unmask the hidden secrets of … Continue reading

Posted in October 2011, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Gas Giant Dreams

by Rex Parker Several nights before and after the recent opposition of Jupiter were great for telescope observing and imaging the gas giant.  I was able to get some decent images from my backyard astro-imaging setup just before Labor Day … Continue reading

Posted in November 2010, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment