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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:45 AM

Greetings all,

Atatched is a drawing of Jupiter I made last night. Although we were forecast low cloud and fog (which did eventually turn up) it was clear for a short time and the seeing conditions were rather good. Main points were as follows

-The only part of the SSTB visible was a short section just above the two white ovals
-STropB very prominent for a much of this longitude (it does fade again towards the end)
-Some lovely structres present in the SEBz fol the GRS
-EB prominent
-No rifts detectred or suspected in this part of the NEB
-NTropZ bright
-NTB broad with darker sections present along the north and south borders
-NPR may have contained some mottling-like structure.

At 2355UT low cloud and then thick fog descended and observations were stopped.

Best wishes,
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Paul,

Very good sketch of Jupitetr :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

hi all,

Paul:
I see You had that night very stable seeing too !
I made my best sketches of this season.
Here one result a little bit earlier then Yours:

14.Nov.2012, 21:10 UT, I 95° II 200°
252/1502mm Dobson, V 250x - 6mm Baader Genuine without filter

Ganymed 21:20 UT, V 375x - 4mm OR Vixen

Bye
Christian

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#4 Chopin

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Paul, terrific sketch and report. I really like the way you've pulled off the look of the white ovals.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Always impressive.

Frank :)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Paul, love those white patches in the eq zone. I am beginning to see a few of them, too. Well done.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Paul and Christian,

Excellent observations from both of you. Very interesting to see them in sequence and they agree nicely.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

Paul, very impressive sketch. One of the best I have ever seen.


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