Tonight was a mixed blessing, seems it always is somehow. I really just could not pull any detail out of the NEB at any magnification. I wonder if it's just bland at this CM. There was a lighter spot, hard to make out exactly. And maybe, just maybe a faint streak as shown (if you can see it on the sketch.)
The SEB was nice, but very difficult. The north, however, was just chuck full of stuff as dweller commented on. The south kind of bland, except for BA and it's trailing cloud formation.
BUT! For the first time this fly by, I finally managed to pull a slight hue out of oval BA. It was half a tick this side of very light gray, but it was there. I can only imagine the uncommonly good transparency pushed it over the edge. (Of course, the sketch is far more saturated so you can see it, too.)
Seeing was pretty stable at Ant II. Magnification was 240x with an 8mm TMB II. System I 153, System II 12.
By the way, I began observing earlier at the exact CM I sketched last night. So, while I waited in better seeing, I revisited my sketch from the night before and added a tad more detail made available with the missing Ant III of that night. That was fun.
Okay, more later...wanna really talk about contrast, magnification, and seeing. You may have noticed I am well above the recommended 30x per inch for Jupiter. But it's working and not sure why. But, I like it...it's more difficult, but worth the effort. Well, when the detail is there...
There is a fantastic festoon that rolled around much later that illustrates nicely the balance between contrast and detail. More later...still hungry.
Edit: Ug! Missed an oval trailing BA's belt cloud. The white spot in the NEB is a little off, but there is one about there. There is some very faint streaking in the NEB, but it's utterly bland with one rather large undulation as suspected. The north looks like Jose Antonio Soldevilla's image made yesterday. Pretty close.
Maybe that huge festoon shifted enough in the right direction since his image was taken to place it more directly over the white spot. That was difficult to lock down, anyway, and it looked like something else was there. I finally settled on a bright spot instead of a rift. In his image, there is a little of both.
Interestingly and very satisfyingly, I thought there was a lighter streak just above the darker concentration in the SEB. Can't believe I nailed that one. And the undulation along the SEB southern border is very real, too. Wow.