September - the Jupiter Observation Time

Blogged by Xiao Sun on September 1, 2010 and tagged with Community, Jupiter.

On September.21, 2010, Jupiter will come to its perihelia opposition and appear bigger and brighter to the people on Earth. It is in fact the closest approach since October 1963 and the giant planet will reach a diameter of almost 50 arc seconds in the constellation of Pisces, near its maximum size possible.

This is no doubt a special opportunity for observers. We wish all of you clear skies during this event and expect to receive your image of Jupiter afterwards. Our e-mail address:

The following Jupiter photo was submitted by Australian astrophotographer Lester Barnes. Lester managed to capture this view on April.9, 2009, with his DFK 21AF04.AS astronomy camera.

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