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Recommendations for virtual Maps of Saturn and Jupiter.

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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #110417 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hello everyone,

I hope you and those close to you are keeping well. 

During the opposition of Mars last year, some of you kind folk suggested I used some free software programmes to help me identify features on Mars. Thanks to your recommendations I had a great time observing Mars last October.

So, with the opposition of Saturn and Jupiter coming up, I thought I'd reach out to you again and ask what virtual Maps you use that help you identify features on these gas giants. 

Thanking you in advance, 

Darren. 
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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #110429 by Fermidox
Planetary observation is not something I spend too much time on Darren, but I recall that generally speaking Saturn displays a pretty bland disc without too much detail. You could get lucky and discover a bright spot like the comedian Will Hay did in 1933, but that's a long shot... the rings more than make up for the lack of cloud-top action I think it's fair to say... Jupiter is quite different though with much more activity - I'd imagine it's rather difficult to have a virtual map however, as the festoons, eddies and other atmospheric disturbances are unpredictable and dynamic; not chiselled features as on the surface of Mars. The main Belts and Red Spot are exceptions to this of course.

Clear skies,
Finbarr.
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2 years 8 months ago #110430 by michael_murphy
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Hi Darren,

Try WinJupos it's used for derotating images of jupiter mut might have mapping functions.

Michael.
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2 years 8 months ago #110431 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Morning Finbarr and Michael,

Very many thanks for your messages, advice, and suggestions. I'll certainly consider what you've said. 

Thanks again, and clear skies, 

Darren. 
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