Ken, well, you still didn't do all that shabby for the conditions. The GRS, the wake, a darker concentration in the SEB, so bulging in the NEB, and festoons. That's just about everything that is there, anyway, it's just a matter of clarity not substance. Especially for 15 minute survey.
Thinking out loud and making conversation, did those bulges in the NEB every sharpen up when you were observing? I've been using much higher magnification lately and it seems to amplify even our modest seeing a bit. But, if I wait, those bulges in the NEB sharpen up and I can really grab some detail when the seeing permits. Of course, the worse seeing is, the more impossible it becomes. But, there are some lucky snapshots when seeing is at least descent. Heck, even in the legendary tropical seeing, the limb is pretty much rock solid but the softest detail can and does roll in and out with the slightest change in seeing. So, even in good seeing, and maybe even especially in good seeing, waiting for it pays off. That becomes less true in Ant III and below, however.
Jason had me thinking about contrast and magnification last night. I found closer to 100x was great contrast. One monster festoon was easily seen and very blue, but the image was pretty small and the arc under it was pretty difficult. I had the same eye popping problem with oval BA at lower power. It was just so hard to see well being small.
Yea, you do have to adjust the view toward what you like to see, as Jason said. Drop the power and grab what you can. There's a balance somewhere between seeing, image scale, and contrast. You just have to find it relative to the amount of time you want to wait for the finest stuff visible that night to pop.
I'll generally sacrifice a little low power contrast to more easily see finer detail even if that means amplifying the seeing and having to work a little harder in the process. Sure, the image is very pleasing at 100x or so, but it lacks more easily seen detail at slightly higher magnification. So, I'll give into the slightly degraded seeing at higher power and wait for those moments of clarity. That just takes time, up to an hour sometimes.
Sorry, your experience rekindled some thoughts from last night. What is that best combination for observing Jupiter? It is low power and crisp images where detail is hard to see, or is it higher power with lesser sharpness more often with easier detail and loss of faint contrast requiring more work to record? I dunno.
Ken, it does appear you did relatively well given the conditions. That's definitely Jupiter. Keep em coming. I'm laying money one night when the seeing cooperates and you find the right magnification for that night, you're jaw will drop from your face. I'd hate for you to miss that night.