Jupsat Pro - Astronomy Software Review
Simulate Jupiter And The Motions Of Its Four Main Satellites. Predict Great Red Spot Transit Times And Times Of Mutual Satellite Phenomana. See Satellite Track Diagrams. Animate The Jovian System, Including The Great Red Spot. Get News About Jupiter.
(Based on information from the vendor and/or a review of publicly available information at the time of initial publication. Our company may receive compensation if you purchase this product after following a link from this website. Please see more detailed Disclosure below)
(This information was first published on 12 November 2009 - Note: This product description text was provided by the product vendor, and is reprinted here with permission)
Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System, has a retinue of 63 satellites (at last count) and shields Earth from inbound comets. One of it's moons, Europa, is suspected of haboring an ocean beneath its icy crust, one that has a very good chance of supporting life.
Jupiter is a spectacular planet when seen in a telescope, sporting two prominent cloud bands and its Great Red Spot, a cyclonic storm system three times the size of Earth that has blown across Jupiter for over 300 years. Glistening like diamonds, the four largest satellites orbit the planet in a matter of days in a never-ending dance. And, because we see those satellites edge-on, they alternately sail across Jupiter's face, throwing dark shadows onto Jupiter's clouds, or get eclipsed by Jupiter itself when they go behind the planet.
Back in 1994, an incredible spectacle unfolded in that part of the solar system. An inbound comet was torn apart by Jupiter's immense gravitational pull. 20 fragments separated into a line of beads, each with its own cometary tail. While that in itself was spectacular, Jupiter wasn't finished with the comet. The immense planet pulled the comet in, and all 20 fragments plummeted into Jupiter's atmosphere and detonated in the biggest explosions seen in recorded history. And they left their mark. Visible for weeks afterward, the dark impact blotches were visible in backyard telecopes. That one event gave nations across the world pause for thought. What if such en event had happened to Earth instead of Jupiter? In all probablity, it would have been an extinction level event.
So it's fair to say that Jupiter and its environs is one pretty interesting place. But knowing what to look for, and when, is key to making the most of any Jovian observing experience.
And that's what Jupsat Pro does for you. It models the positions of Jupiter's four largest satellites so you'll always know where they are in relation to Jupiter and each other. It'll also tell you when the satellites cross in front of Jupiter, when the satellite shadows cross the planet and when the satellites are hidden behind Jupiter. A satellite track diagram shows how the satellites interact over the course of a month. And you can animate the Jovian system forwards and backwards so you can see how everything interacts (you can even set the speed).
People like looking at the Great Red Spot, especially when you consider its size. Jupsat Pro calculates when the Spot crosses the center of Jupiter (the best observing opportunity) and produces a table of times for the month you're interested in. And when you animate the display, the Great Red Spot is also shown rotating on Jupiter.
It should be mentioned that Jupsat Pro shows data for the time and date you select or when an animation is running. You can even zoom in and out to get the best view of what's happening. Satellite information is color-coded so you can easily see when satellites are crossing in front of or behind Jupiter. If you want close-up views of the Jupiter or its satellites, you can have them too.
Not all telescopes are the same and so they don't all show the same view. Some flip the view left to right; some upside down; and others still, a combination of both. Whatever telescope you have access to, Jupsat Pro will simulate the view through that 'scope. It makes everything so much easier.
Knowing when Jupiter is up in the sky is also important. And Jupsat Pro will tell you that if you tell it where you live.
So is that everything in Jupsat Pro? No, not quite. You can watch NASA TV live from within the software (but you do need to be online!). Or you can download all the latest news about Jupiter and general astronomy news as well. There are many links to Jupiter-related sites and resources online, for example NASA's PhotoJournal compiled from the various space probes sent to or past Jupiter, or how to pick up radio signals from Jupiter.
All in all, there's no better astronomy software package purely dedicated to the largest planet in the Solar System. Start exploring the dynamic worlds of Jupiter and its amazing satellites.
Gary Nugent has been creating astronomy software applications for over 10 years and has run the popular Night Sky Observer website during that time.
Purchase Information for Jupsat Pro - Astronomy Software
This vendor sells Jupsat Pro - Astronomy Software through ClickBank (other options may also be available on the vendor's site).
Provided you choose to purchase Jupsat Pro - Astronomy Software via ClickBank:
Visit "Jupsat Pro - Astronomy Software" Web Site
Warning: strpos() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/download/public_html/_cus_pbot.inc.php on line 1096
Here are some other web sites that may be of interest:
eBooks & Software Downloads
Open ZIP Files on Macintosh
Open ZIP Files on Windows
See also Marketing
See also Money
Internet & Web
United Arab Emirates
Search & Replace
Disclosure: Our company may receive a payment if you purchase third party software, products or services (including Jupsat Pro - Astronomy Software) after following a link from this website. Information about third party products and services is based on information provided by the vendor and/or publicly available information, and should not be taken to mean that we have purchased, used or tested the product/service in question. Details of third party products and services may vary from time-to-time, and while information on this site is believed to be correct when first published, we can not guarantee that it still current: vendors may vary their products without notifying us - please therefore check the vendor's sites for current details of their products/services.
Note: Information about third party products and websites is based on our review of publicly available information. The owner/seller of this product may change their offer at any time, without notifying us - and in this case, the information on the seller's website is definitive. The owners of this website are NOT responsible for, have NOT reviewed, do NOT necessarily agree with, and have no opinion on, third party websites which may appear in links or advertisements (including but not limited to: banner adverts, Google AdSense, or a text link). If a third party website is linked, advertised or described on this website, that is NOT intended to mean, and should NOT be construed as meaning, that the owners of this website endorse, agree with, or have any opinion on that website or its content.
Copyright © 2008-2018, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S.à r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.
Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.