Here's how you can spot the James Webb Telescope in the sky in every city. See here 

26/12/2021
Credit: ESA
Credit: ESA

Here's how to look at the James Webb Telescope in the sky. See here how you can see JWST in the sky. In the image above you can see the James Webb Telscope, the image being captured by ESA (European Space Agency) on December 25, 2021, after its launch. It's hard to take such a picture, but you can see Webb in the sky. Even though it is already at a distance of over 25,000 km from Earth, this means at a distance of approx. at 150,000 miles from Earth, the telescope can be seen in the night sky. But the day is harder. 

The observation of the James Webb Telescope can be done at a very high level immediately after its launch yesterday (December 25, 2021) until December 30-31, 2021. After January 1, it can still be seen, but a little harder. It should be mentioned, however, that most likely you will not be able to see it with the naked eye or binoculars, you will need a regular telescope until December 30-31, 2021 and a high-performance telescope after January 1, 2022. Webb can see almost every place on Earth, so don't be afraid to see it. 

You can see it very well. To know exactly where you can see it, please go here: https://unistellaroptics.com/ephemeris, and then select the city where you live, the date you want to see it, and then the website will automatically generate your position where you can see Webb. You will usually see a lot of stars in the sky, especially if you are on the edge of a city, and among those stars, you will be able to see Webb, a kind of "moving star". It is a small point and a little elongated, so you can easily distinguish it. It is even better to be on the outskirts of a city, from there, the sky is much "cleaner" than in the city. This is because at the edges of the oars or even somewhere in the desert, forest, mountain, there is no light pollution, so the sky is "clear".

Do not forget! Once the website above has generated exactly how you can see it, according to the options you have selected, Webb may not be visible at the time you select it. Don't worry, the website will tell you this and give you all the options for the day, when you can see it. It will tell you what time you can see it on the selected day. After showing you all the options, there is an arrow to the left of each option, click on it to display the exact coordinates of Webb.

 General information about James Webb Telescope:

  • Launch mass: 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)
  • Dimensions: 20.197 m × 14.162 m (66.26 ft × 46.46 ft), sun-shield
  • Power: 2 kW
  • Type: Korsch telescope
  • Diameter: 6.5 m (21 ft)
  • Focal length: 131.4 m (431 ft)
  • Collecting area: 25.4 m2 (273 sq ft)
  • Launch date: 25 December 2021
  • Mission duration: 10 years (planned)

(credit: Wikipedia for general information - above information about James Webb Telescope)

We wish you success in seeing the Web in the starry sky, and we wish success to all those on Earth who make Webb's mission in space possible. 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 26 December 2021, at 08:49 am Los Angeles time

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