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Jupiter 12 feb 2011

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#1 chrisrnuttall


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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:25 AM

Hello again

here is a drawing of Jupiter from Saturday afternoon.

I set up the scope and left it to cool while I searched for Jupiter with my 10x50 binoculars, It took about 30 minutes for me to find it and align the scope to it as it was still broad daylight.
Once i got it centred I popped in an eyepiece and the image was terrible, boiling and wriggling about all over the place. Ant V or IV.
Things did not improve much over the hour and it made no difference how fast I ran my (considerable) cooling fans, so I can only conclude that the air above me was churning around a high speed. However the image was sharp despite its constant motion so some details were noted.

The SEB at this longitude is pretty much complete, albeit with a paler patch just rising into view. It is much less red that the NEB, and a little weaker in colour too. The GRS had recently set to the left hand side of the disc.
Callisto is approaching Jupiter for a grazing transit of the SPR.

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#2 niteskystargazer



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:46 AM


Very nice sketch of Jupiter :).




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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:59 AM

Wow--nice looking Jupiter. The colors and overall appearance are wonderful. Nice to see the SEB again. Those dark barges must be scattered throughout most of the NEB.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:50 AM


What a fantastic sketch you have created here. Amazing look now to that SEB.
Thanks for posting.

Frank :)

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:28 AM

hi chris,

nice as every other older sketches from You.

Bye Christian

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:02 AM

Fantastic Sketch!



#7 CarlosEH


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:12 AM


An excellent observation of Jupiter. You have recorded much detail across the Jovian disk. The SEB is becoming more prominent whereas the NEB shows much detail as noted. Callisto is a nice addition following the planet. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


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