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#1 Daniel Mounsey

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

When I see this, it's time to set up.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Unfortunately in CT I never see that lol. I'm glad for you though.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Sorry to hear that.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Last night I got my first glimpse of Jupiter in 3 weeks. I gotta say, wow, a lot going on. I was doing some double star work, but took a gander and was just impressed with the activity in the EZ and NEB.

The EZ was alive with prominent features, big bold lumps of the EQ belt and a huge, blistering festoon preceding the GRS. The NEB appeared tortured and fractured with a few rifts and darker features. It just had a ragged appearance.

It's time to set up, alright.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

Sorry to hear that.


Summer sees some truly good ever memorable seeing and winter generally has great clarity but the seeing for that half of the year is a challenge to say the least. I have gotten 8/10 in winter - on Mars where it counts - but that's - for me anyway - exceedingly rare in the cold temps.
G-bless your sky's though, that's a wonderful map!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

I agree Pete summer is best.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Yeah, last night when I looked up at the sky and I saw the proximity of Jupiter and the moon I just had to break out my SV102ED and take a look. Seeing was supposed to be very good, but I'd just call it average. But that was OK, because I just wanted to enjoy the combined view of the moon and Jupiter. I'd say they were perhaps 45' apart. They were framed nicely in my ES 20 100.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Very jealous.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

I watched the moon and Jupiter last night with my 6-inch and a 24mm ES 82 degree eyepiece. In spite of the thin clouds I got a nice view of them in the same field of view. Now it's colder and clear tonight.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

A 20 ES100 in my WO ZS-110 for 40X gave me the best view. I could see a fair amount of detail on Jupiter. David






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