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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

Greetings all,

Please find attached my first observation of the new Jupiter apparition. In fact, we had spent the whole day traveling back from Berlin, and so I decided to wait up for Jupiter. The planet seems to be fairly similar in appearance to my last observation:
-SPR vague down to the SSTB.
-STB seen along with a STropB.
-SEB was broad with a dark, orange SEBz which contained a number of darker structures.
-EZ was fairly active, a number of dark bluish festoons present along with a number of brighter regions inside some of the areas enclosed by festoons.
-NEB contains a number of darker sections, it's northern boarder is somewhat irregular.
-NTropZ appears white.
-NTB darker along its northern edge
-NTZ fairly bright
-NNTB contained a darker section along its northern boarder.
-NPR Vague.

Io emerged from behind the planet at 0352UT, by 0402UT it was clear of the planet. After Jupiter I made a start on Mars. The disk is still small at 4.1" however I believe a dark streak (which was the Sinus Sabeus feature) was present along with a brilliant white northern cap. I will forward on this observation in due course.

Best wishes,
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#2 PeterDob

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

Lovely colours and fine detail, Paul. Very well done! :D

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:23 AM

Paul,

A fine, detailed sketch of the King. The NEB looks pretty narrow. I like Io peeking out--nice touch!

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:22 PM

Paul,

very good sketch of Jupiter & Io :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

That my friend is absolutely awesome! I love the colors and detail, and seeing Io peeking out is great!!

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:07 PM

Very nice sketch of Jup nice detail and shading, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:40 AM

Paul, that's not Io, it's not "apparently" elongated. :grin:

Excellent sketch. getting me excited about Jupiter's return. So much to observe, it seems.

Hey, check out my avatar. That's Ganymede rising. Cool sight, nice catch.

#8 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

It is Io, and it did not look elongated.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

Sure it is - north and south! Look again.

Id venture a better view would be when it cleared the limb for that elongation effect to become apparent.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:30 PM

Yea, I was teasing Paul on the apparent elongation of Io. And kind of hoping me might confirm it visually some day. It's a great observation.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:29 AM

Its not for everyone though.

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#12 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

I am looking forward to this Jupiter apparition. Saturn was rather low down from the UK, but Jupiter and Mars will be riding high this year.

I can I also remind y'all to keep an eye on that aqua Marine Mystery: Uranus!






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