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nirvanix
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Re: Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible 03/26 new [Re: tedbnh]
      #5759888 - 03/27/13 10:00 AM

It was a marvelous night for a moondance!

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BigC
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Re: Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible 03/26 new [Re: mich_al]
      #5759896 - 03/27/13 10:05 AM

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I'm watching it on Jupiter 2 cause we're all clouded over. Maybe next I'll do a Messier marathon on Stellarium.




It was clouds here along the Ohio,the Moon was indistinct and nothing else showing.

Comet? Lunar eclipse? Rare planetary alignment? occultation?

I see clouds,clouds, and yet more clouds.This has been very frustrating for several months.


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tezster
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Reged: 07/14/09

Loc: Missisauga, Canada
Re: Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible 03/26 new [Re: BigC]
      #5760159 - 03/27/13 12:33 PM

Caught this sight around 9pm local time - only used 15x70 binoculars, but it was enough to visually verify the 'single' moon

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ThreeD
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Reged: 12/23/08

Loc: Sacramento suburbs
Re: Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible 03/26 [Re: tezster]
      #5761706 - 03/28/13 02:50 AM

May 28, 2020 is a date I must mark in my calendar. 11:16-13:12 UTC will be a moonless Jupiter with its GRS transiting during that time and Saturn about 4°47' away. It will be visible here in California weather permitting and May is generally a good weather month so it might actually turn out to be a glorious day.

Thanks for the link to the list of dates!


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ericj
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Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible 03/26 new [Re: Tom Polakis]
      #5783566 - 04/07/13 11:11 AM

Thanks for the clarification Tom. Did you observe it?

I set up the TMB 105mm (4.1") f/6.2 on its alt-az mount to observe Jupiter.

Unfortunately while the sky was clear the seeing was mostly fair at best, and a westerly breeze picked up from time to time that also degraded the seeing.

So this made it difficult to observe Ganymede as it disappeared into occultation, and I was only able to catch a quick look at Io before it disappeared. The same held true for start of the Europa shadow transit. By the time they were to reappear Jupiter had slid behind the trees from my observing location.

Still it was nice to observe Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible (Callisto) again since the last time I observed it back in 1976.

Best,

Eric Jamison


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ericj
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Reged: 02/17/05

Re: Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible 03/26 new [Re: StrangeDejavu]
      #5783569 - 04/07/13 11:12 AM

Your welcome Mitch. Did you get the chance to observe it?

Best,

Eric


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ericj
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Re: Jupiter with only one Galilean moon visible 03/26 new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5783579 - 04/07/13 11:19 AM

Hi Sean,

Yes it could have been a shadow transit.

Best,

Eric


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