Dear Fellow Amateur Astronomers,
This year hasn't been particular kind to me for astronomical viewing. However, Jupiter is supposed to be the best viewing positing in years and will be in conjunction with Uranus. The planet is nearing the brightest and best opposition of its entire 11.8-year orbit and it's angular size is going to be 49".9, which is not shabby at all.
It already has been interesting year for Jupiter. As as some of you may know, Jupiter has lost a great belt and the Great Spot is being shadowed by a smaller but large spot. So, anyone planning to make Jupiter a special viewing focus these year?