Jupiter- 20" Cassegrain Reflector...
Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:11 AM
Here's a drawing I made of Jupiter with the University of Leicester's 20" Planewave Cassegrain reflector. Although there was frequent passing cloud, we had about half an hour where the sky was clear and I was able to make this drawing.
The detail in the NEB was quite stunning.
Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:09 AM
The most interesting - I was looking through a telescope at the same time with you!
But I had a 9.5 "Newton and not very relaxed atmosphere, I had failed multiple details ..
You can compare what was in the 20 "and 9.5".
Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:39 AM
very great sketch with many details,I can't see with my little scope.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:55 AM
An excellent observation of Jupiter showing a wealth of detail over the planet. The detail visible within the North Equatorial Belt (NEB) must have been dramatic as I have noted in my own smaller aperture instrument (9" Mak-Cass). I wish that you enjoyed better seeing/weather for your observing session with such a large aperture instrument.
Oleg- I agree that your excellent observation of Jupiter agrees very well with that of Paul's.
I look forward to everyone's observations of Jupiter in the future.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:01 PM
That's an amazing sketch! I haven't seen anything like that before!
Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:39 PM