Clear skies....for a while:)
Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:45 AM
Well the sky really was dark now and the seeing was very good. Io was just slipping behind the disk. Had really nice banding on Jupiter at 90x in my 80mm. Switched over to 110x and then 150x on the MAK and the views of Jupiter where one of the best I have ever seen!
Sure is nice to have Jupiter so big this year and also reside in a rich star-field as well. Winds and clouds where staring to come back in, so finished with M42 with the trap.
Overall, an enjoying short evening as the predictions were for clouds all night.
Clear Skies to all:)
Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:30 AM
nebuals and planets are there to feast on!
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:24 AM
On the other hand, like you, I've really been enjoying how close Jupiter is to Hyades et al! For the past couple months I have been using Jupiter as the jumping off point for hopping around Auriga and Taurus. So still good stuff to look at.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:44 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:45 PM