Pete, yea, okay...I'll save that pallet.
Stray, yes, I thought it would be nice to have one with the zones labeled. Dunno why really, maybe to help myself stay oriented. If it helps others, great. Distracting, yea...maybe it is. I won't use it much anymore. I was going to add the winds and relative speeds, too.
So, you captured the NEB rift. Now, that's saying something. It was not as easy this night as it was before. But, that you're seeing it shows you are mastering observing the King. There is more there than a quick glance can show.
Frank, I see them somewhat, too, in terms of saturation. The colors are not that bold nor as saturated as the sketch. Certainly when you put your eye to the scope, they appear very much gray scale. But, there are those moments when Jupiter just shows itself. The colors are a shade or two from gray scale, but they are also very distinct from one another. It's easy to recognize gray-brown/ruddy from gray, for example, and both are different than gray-tawny. And each is different from white. It's that distinctness of color that I really want to get across, not the saturation.
Actually, this level of color is a relatively new thing for me. The belts have always bee ruddy, the polar regions always brown and gray. Everything else was pretty much white. Only recently did I notice some ruddy hue in the NTropZ back in early Nov. A week or so later, George and Dean mentioned that zone was "yellow." So did Ivano.
So, I looked again, and began to see the tawny hues in the NTropZ and EZ. And when that happened, white seemed to show up. "Hey, that's not the same color!" And once one recognizes white features, then they distinguish the gray hues. Almost instantly, Jupiter was exploding with color.
It was an eureka moment, so that's how you observe color! And that took Jupiter to the next level, for me.
Variable polarizer, eh? I don't have one. I fear loosing that slim advantage it takes to recognize color. But, maybe a good filter can go a touch deeper into the atmosphere. Maybe that's the next observing plateau.