Hundreds of planetary imagers point their camera-laden telescopes at Jupiter every clear night and what they produce is simply amazing. If they see something unusual, they notify interested planetary scientists. If one of the scientists already has observing time scheduled at an observatory, the timing is perfect, and the scientist can observe new or changing features soon after they're discovered. NASA's Juno mission plans to ask the amateur observing community for help in monitoring features on Jupiter in order to plan spectacular images to be taken by Juno's color camera. This will help scientists choose imaging targets for the public to vote on when Juno is in orbit, starting in 2016.
Nearby Jupiter, you'll find the Pleiades star cluster in Taurus. That's the radiant of the November Taurid meteor shower, followed by the early-morning Leonids on the 17th.
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