Jupter on 22nd Dec
Posted 24 December 2013 - 05:49 AM
Attached is a drawing of Jupiter made last night. I had hoped to complete a strip map; alas the wind really picked up and seeing conditions varied! In the end I settled for a disk drawing to break up the weeks of no observations! There wasn't a vast amount of fine detail on the disk but a few interesting points include the following:
-A bright elongated oval shaped region in the STB.
-Some interesting features in the NEB although it was not possible to capture it all.
-Perhaps the most interesting feature was a darker NNTB which seemed to curve southwards and join the NTB. The region proc. this belt was somewhat dark and grey while the region immediately fol. it was notable brighter.
Given the weather forecast over the next few days, and indeed the dire weather we have experienced today, I am unlikely to make another observation before Christmas, so I wish you all a happy Christmas and clear skies for 2014.
Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:47 AM
Nice work. You made good use of your poor conditions. The weather has not been our friend, I hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:34 PM
Very nice sketch of Dec. 22nd Jupiter .
Posted 24 December 2013 - 05:07 PM
Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:15 PM
A beautiful capture of great detail on the clouds of Jupiter.
Posted 25 December 2013 - 10:30 PM
Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:45 PM
Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:11 AM
Excellent sketch of Jupiter with it's ovals. That is an interesting NNTB with the curve. I'll be looking for that next time I view this area.