Date (U.T.): September 22, 2009
Time (U.T.): 00:30
L1 177.7, L2 056.2, L3 162.4
Instrument: 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Casserain
Magnification: 129x and 310x
Filters: None (IL)
Seeing (1-10): 5-6
Transparency (1-6): 4
South Polar Region (SPR): Appears dark to dusky (3-4/10) and mottled.
South South Temperate Belt (SSTB): Appears dusky (4/10) and irregular.
South Temperate Zone (STZ): Appears shaded (6/10) and contains very bright (8/10) ovals along it's northern portion.
South Temperate Belt (STB): Appears dark (3/10) and broad with condensations noted along it's northern border.
South Tropical Zone (STrZ): Appears bright (7/10) and without any other detail visible within it.
South Equatorial Belt (SEB): Appears divided into dark (3/10) northern and southern components (SEB-N and SEB-S) with a shaded to bright (6-7/10) zone (SEB-Z; dull (5/10) streaks noted within the zone).
Equatorial Zone (EZ): Appears bright with bluish-grey streaks (5/10) noted coursing throughout it. Very bright (8/10) ovals are noted over it's northern half along the southern border of the NEB.
North Equatorial Belt (NEB): Appears dark to dusky (3-4/10) with a bright (7/10), undulating rift noted along the entire length. Very dark to dark (2-3/10) condensations are noted along it's northern border. Blue festoons (3/10) are noted along the southern border.
North Tropical Zone (NTrZ): Appears bright (7/10) and without any other detail visible within.
North Temperate Belt (NTB): Appears dark to dusky (3-4/10) and thin. No condensations noted within it at this time.
North Temperate Zone (NTZ): Appears shaded (6/10) and without any other detail visible within.
North North Temperate Belt (NNTB): Appears dusky (4/10) and irregular with dark (3/10), elongated condensation within it towards the following limb.
North Polar Region (NPR): Appears dark to dull (3-5/10) and mottled.
The best of luck in your own observations of Jupiter.
A digital image produced in Photoshop CS3.