Jupiter Central Meridian Longitudes

Script written by Brian Sherrod - ASO
Based on formula and information from
Project Pluto
Who provides probably the very best planetarium software available.

This program will calculate the longitudes for each of the three Jovian systems (I, II, & III) based on the following:

System Rotational degrees (in decimal degrees) per day
I 877.900
II 870.270
III 870.5366420

In addition, other factors are accounted for to compensate for "light time", synodic period, speed of orbit variations during and between perihelion  and aphelion.

Enter the Date and Time to compute the longitudes

Year
Month
Day
UT Date
Hrs
Min
Sec
UT Time
I II III
Computed Longitudes

 


Copyright Arkansas Sky Observatory 2001  [A.S.O.] All rights reserved. Revised: October 31, 2002