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#1 Sasa

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:23 PM

I woke up quite early today and I could not sleep more. This was an excellent opportunity to look at Jupiter

 

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It was definitely different from last apparition. SEB was much thinner. What actually surprised me was equatorial region. It looked darker than usual, it had nice light brownish / yellow / with a little bit of orange color.


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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:46 AM

Nice sketch, Sasa.  smile.gif   Your description is what I saw, too.



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 12:35 PM

Some decades ago I owned a Telemnetor too. This was I fine skope, and I sold it too early.

 

Good sketch!



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:00 PM

If it was not that easy to set up, I would not have made the Jupiter observation at all. I had virtually just 20 minutes for tgat.

I like the Telementor mount so much that I have interfaced my other telescopes, like FOA60, to it as well.

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:14 PM

Sasa,

 

Fine sketch of My first Jupiter (In 2019) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:05 PM

Alexander,

 

Nice sketch of Jupiter.

The sketches I have seen  so far this year do show the interesting differences you and Michael (Special Ed)

have pointed out.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:53 AM

Great work Alex.  Im waiting for an evening on for this but thanks for the early peek!

 

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:53 AM

Great work Alex.  Im waiting for an evening on for this but thanks for the early peek!

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:07 PM

And tonight I managed this year first observation of GRS

 

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Jupiter was full of colors even in 60mm refractor. GRS was showing in short moments clear pink color, equatorial zone was still darker than previous apparitions   and orange. NEB was dark blue and polar zones (from NTB and STB down to poles) steel gray.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:49 AM

Alexander,

 

That's a nice look at Jupiter and the GRS.

 

I don't know if it's just my monitor but shouldn't your template be turned 90 degrees?



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 05:10 PM

Just got a second look at GRS

 

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:15 PM

GRS was just rising tonight. I could not wait longer, still Jupiter was interesting enough, SEB looked in short moments like a pair of parallel belts:

 

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:43 PM

hi all,

Sasa:

good work. 60mm are a good compromise while Jupiter stay so deep in the thick atmosphere.

Please more. The clouds behind the GRS are very interesting !


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 06:29 AM

Always nice work with a modest aperture, Alexander. Impressive. 



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 05:18 PM

Thanks Christian and Norme. Yes, the image is usually quite wavy already in 60mm at power of 100x. However tonight I was seriously thinking about setting 82mm refractor when I saw the stable image in 60mm. Laziness won, so here is just sketch through 60mm... This time GRS was slowly setting down and I observed STB east of it. This belt is so different from the last apparation!

 

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Larger version is available here: https://www.fzu.cz/~...0628_2106UT.jpg


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 03:43 AM

And one more, this time there was nice dark Io shade in NEB

 

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 06:47 AM

Alexander,

 

Again a great sketch of Jupiter ,many details and shadow of Io .   I had a short view on Jupiter around the same time with my FOA60 and saw the shadow of Io ,too. But it  was really hot here at that time So I ended my observation after 20 Minutes.

Thank you for sharing with us. 

 

Clear skies Markus 


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 11:33 AM

Alexander,

 

All of these have very nice details.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:17 PM

Thanks Frank. Saga continues... Tonight I set up larger, 82mm refractor. Unfortunately, the atmospheric conditions were not that good as in last two nights. This time I managed two sketches with rising GRS

 

Jupiter_20190630_2015UT.jpg   Jupiter_20190630_2108UT.jpg


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:31 PM

Tonight, I run finally on good conditions with my larger 82mm refractor. There was something like a white spot in SEB. Looking at images, it looks only like some brighter parts in between two darker thin bands.

 

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:45 AM

I gotta go see this. Got a break tonight, maybe, in our rainy season. 



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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:28 PM

Hope you got good luck. In our part of world we are missing rain heavily. At least, I was able to observe Jupiter again during last two nights. It is still very interesting even in modest aperture

 

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 04:22 PM

Was out tonight just for 15 minutes session. It was definitely worth it

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 04:29 PM

After a while I had again chance to look at Jupiter tonight. I think I glimpsed shortly some oval structure in STB zone near meridian. However I could not repeat the observation (contrast was not so great most of the time due to haze from clouds), so I did not dare to draw it at the end, just missing parts of thin fade belt in STB. I'm looking forward to check it with sketches or images

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:13 PM

Nice small scope sketch, Alexander.  Looks to me like you glimpsed a hint of Oval BA approaching the CM.  cool.gif 




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