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    Is it possible to see jovian satalite transits with a 100mm refractor(TAL)? If so is there a prediction program or website? Any help welcome,thanks.

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    Default Re: Transits

    Sky and Telescope web site has a nice interactive tool that shows the 4 main moons of Jupiter and their positions with 10 minute resolution. Check it out. I used it today to confirm that I was seeing Ganymede transit last night. Good Luck! Tom
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    Default Re: Transits

    Thanks Tom i,ll check it out,i,m going to start doing some planetary observing inbetween my comet sessions,i would love to see a jupiter moon transit.

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    Default Re: Transits

    I have a 11" and 8" and I don't always see transits, but I am not saying that it is out of the question with your 100mm refractor.

    That's a fair size.

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    Default Re: Transits

    You will need a nice steady sky and high power, but, yes it is possible.
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    Thanks Stevie, I will do that when this weather clears up!

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    Default Re: Transits

    Hello Kernowholic. Here is a nice link to a software program for following/predicting the moons of Jupiter. It is at:

    Jupiter 2.0

    Once you have accessed the site, just click on the apppriate language. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy using this nice software. Kindest of regards.
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