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Starry night pro software. It's the bees knees much better IMHO than Red shift. Take a look on ebay there are usually copies there for sale a bit cheaper than the shops.

Keith

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Another vote from Starry Night from me too.

Starry Night's rendering and understanding of shadow is incredible. Lesser software can show when one of its Moons appears from behind the planet but SN will show when it actually moves out of Jupiter's shadow, so is visible. Very clever!

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You could try Brendan Murphy's FREE software which gives clear graphics of the moons and the GRS at any time. It can also give info in tabular form as follows. The program can be run online or can be saved and run from your computer.

GALILEAN SATELLITE PHENOMENA

Table created using The Planets 2.02

A FREE program available from http://www.cpac.org.uk

Jupiter & Sun rise and set times based on an observer in

Rayleigh, Essex, - England 51 deg 34 min N 0 deg 36 min E

All times are given as LOCAL TIME. (Daylight Savings Time is ON)

Sun 6 Jul 2008 05:01 Viewing Suspended - Sun Rises

Sun 6 Jul 2008 21:20 Viewing Resumed - Jupiter Rises

Mon 7 Jul 2008 05:02 Viewing Suspended - Sun Rises

Mon 7 Jul 2008 21:15 Viewing Resumed - Jupiter Rises

Tue 8 Jul 2008 02:25 Io : Shadow Transit Begins S

Tue 8 Jul 2008 02:27 Io : Transit Begins ST

Tue 8 Jul 2008 02:57 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian

Tue 8 Jul 2008 04:42 Io : Shadow Transit Ends T

Tue 8 Jul 2008 04:43 Io : Transit Ends

Tue 8 Jul 2008 05:03 Viewing Suspended - Sun Rises

Tue 8 Jul 2008 21:11 Viewing Resumed - Jupiter Rises

Tue 8 Jul 2008 22:48 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian

Tue 8 Jul 2008 23:37 Io : Disappears into Eclipse

Wed 9 Jul 2008 01:53 Io : Reappears from Ecl & Occ

Wed 9 Jul 2008 01:58 Eur: Disappears into Eclipse

Wed 9 Jul 2008 04:45 Eur: Reappears from Occultation

Wed 9 Jul 2008 05:03 Viewing Suspended - Jupiter Sets

Wed 9 Jul 2008 05:04 Viewing Suspended - Sun Rises

Wed 9 Jul 2008 21:07 Viewing Resumed - Jupiter Rises

Wed 9 Jul 2008 21:07 Viewing Resumed - Sun Sets

Wed 9 Jul 2008 23:09 Io : Transit Ends S

Wed 9 Jul 2008 23:10 Io : Shadow Transit Ends

Thu 10 Jul 2008 04:35 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian

Thu 10 Jul 2008 04:59 Viewing Suspended - Jupiter Sets

Thu 10 Jul 2008 21:06 Viewing Resumed - Sun Sets

Thu 10 Jul 2008 23:05 Eur: Transit Ends S

Thu 10 Jul 2008 23:10 Eur: Shadow Transit Ends

Fri 11 Jul 2008 00:26 GRS: Crosses Central Meridian

Fri 11 Jul 2008 01:30 Gan: Disappears into Occultation

Fri 11 Jul 2008 04:54 Viewing Suspended - Jupiter Sets

Fri 11 Jul 2008 21:06 Viewing Resumed - Sun Sets

Sat 12 Jul 2008 04:50 Viewing Suspended - Jupiter Sets

Sat 12 Jul 2008 21:05 Viewing Resumed - Sun Sets

eg: "SST" indicates a triple event. 2 shadow-transits and 1 moon-transit

DISCLAIMER: The above table is for indicative purposes only.

Times may differ by a minute or two to those quoted in the

Astronomical Almanac.

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It's worth checking Lidl's out from time to time, they were selling the 'Starry Night complete space and astronomy pack' last year for an amazingly low price of around £3 or so (if my failing memory serves me correctly :scratch: ). Can anybody else confirm this?

Regards,

Jack.

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