JupiterMoons is your essential guide to observing the king of planets whenever Jupiter reigns over the night sky. Sky & Telescope’s app helps you locate ...
JupiterMoons is your essential guide to observing the king of planets whenever Jupiter reigns over the night sky. Sky & Telescope’s app helps you locate Jupiter’s four largest moons and time transits of the Great Red Spot with an easy-to-use interface. (The moons’ orbits are shown to scale with respect to Jupiter.) Plus, learn more about what makes these fascinating solar system denizens tick. Observe Jupiter • Locate Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto at the specified date and time — unlike in Galileo’s day, they’re clearly labeled. • Zoom in by tapping on the screen to better watch accurately timed Great Red Spot crossings and moon transits and eclipses. Or zoom out for a full view of the moons’ orbits. Take Command • Use the time controls to step through the seconds or hours, or speed through days or even years to see where the moons will be down the line. • Customize your view to match what you see through your telescope. Focus on the Details • Click on any item in JupiterMoons’ complete events calendar to see the action. The calendar lists all the Jupiter-related happenings for the day: moon eclipses and transits, Great Red Spot transits, and moon-shadow transits. • Learn more about Jupiter and its ice-and-fire moons with our encyclopedic descriptions, accompanied by spectacular images. Please note: this application is designed to work in landscape orientation only so that you may view Jupiter, the Great Red Spot, and the Galilean satellites at their best.
Size: 12.35 MB
Price: $ 2.93
Developed by Sky & Telescope Media, LLC
Day of release: 2012-11-15
Recommended age: 4+