It was one of those moonless summer nights that should be pretty decent for deep sky observing or observing in general. I was out assessing conditions for a later rendezvous to view some Perseid meteors. In the meantime the urge to sketch was strong and so far this year I have not even given Jupiter more than a casual look in a small scope.
Jupiter was about 30 degrees above the horizon which is often good enough for at least a close look.
I discovered when I finished that if I had waited another hour I could have included the GRS in the sketch.
The northern equatorial belt was very dark brown and the near loss of the southern belt was a surprise even though I knew it would not be there.
Telescope: 10" f/5.7 Dob. with 6mm ortho. 241x
White Strathmore 400 series recycled paper 9" x 12"
Various graphite pencils and erasers
Jupiter: 2010, August, 13 4:45 – 5:40 UT
Distance 4 AU
V. mag. -2.8
Alt. above horizon 30°