Seeing was pretty bad earlier through broken overcast. It looked like a bust for the night until it cleared right up and settled down a little. After Jonesing so long and looking at other people's work, this night was not going to pass me by, regardless.
The rough sketch and notes actually took over two hours, but I had to start over twice. Those three ovals were on the meridian when I started sketching and I knew oval BA was going to come around. So, I tried a complicated technique of "advance" sketching. This is where you place objects seen on the meridian near the preceding limb on the sketch in advance of where they are at the moment. You 'pre-rotate' Jupiter. I tried it so I could include oval BA that was not yet seen. It's so hard to get right, so I scrapped the idea and just waited.
Again, this was a difficult sketch waiting for Ant II moments while battling Ant III. I used Ant III to kind of rough the big stuff and let Ant II seeing bring me the tiny stuff. It was more difficult than usual, so my confidence is a tad diminished. But, here it everything I think I saw.
I'll do a write up later, this sketch took a couple hours. Quickly, though, I was pleased to see some of those angular streaks in the NEB and sort of a fussy appearance on it's northern border. And amazingly, what first appeared as a diffuse blue hue along the northern SEB border turned out to have a rough looking appearance to it. That was cool. Seen it before, but tonight I am very confident there is some blue there. Lastly, that forked looking festoon was interesting, if I saw it correctly.
This was done at 240x with 8mm TMB II. Seeing was Ant II to III, about equal periods of both. Due to the overcast and late start, Jupiter was loosing the battle with Ant III near the end of the sketch as it left the Zenith.
On Dec 28th, 1730UT, System I is 69 and System II CM is 294. It's a beautiful face of Jupiter, was lucky waiting for it didn't cloud over.
Edit: There is a forked festoon that shows up on this 21 Dec image, but not on this 25 Dec image. However, the latter image by Jens Jacobsen shows a little better the diagonal streaks in the NEB. So...hmmm, just gotta go with it. Can't go back now and check it visually.