Jupiter & Io 8th September
Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:36 AM
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.
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.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:59 AM
Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:23 AM
A fine, detailed sketch of the King. The NEB looks pretty narrow. I like Io peeking out--nice touch!
Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:09 PM
Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:07 PM
Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:40 AM
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.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:03 PM
Id venture a better view would be when it cleared the limb for that elongation effect to become apparent.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:30 PM
Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:00 PM
I can I also remind y'all to keep an eye on that aqua Marine Mystery: Uranus!