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Jupiter GRS 06/22/2019

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#1 Matt Looby

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 01:27 AM

The seeing rarely supported a magnification of 94x however  the barlow was employed to help establish the NEB SEB, GRS,etc.

 

The GRS is very prominent-  sort of a brownish red.  

 

Following the GRS along the the SEB was seen a pair of parallel linear markings.

 

The NEB was darker than the SEB.

 

There was a very dark large barge following the meridian within the NEB.

 

The NNEB popped in and out of view.

 

No detail was seen on the NPR or SPR.

 

The Instrument used was the 4" Quantum w/ 16.3mm Galoc @ 94x-165x.

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 02:57 PM

Nice work! I have nothing but good things to say about the Q4...Questar like optics for sure. I had great time comparing both and all was pretty much equal except for a bit brighter in the Q4...

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM

Thank you Rolo,

 

I hope you are well,I read about your kidney issues. You are in my prayers.

 

Another clear night tonight is in the forecast-  I am not sure which one I'll go with- Q3.5 or Q4.

 

They are both assembled ready for tabletop observing, the problem up here is there seems to be only a short window of 'good' seeing before it all goes to hell.

 

I am thinking Questar!

 

Matt



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 08:26 PM

Beautiful drawing and report Matt. I love Quantum 4s too! But, I lost mine in a flood decades ago. Now I am getting a Questar Field model which should arrive tomorrow or Tuesday. I will mount it on an AP 400 and go after some bright doubles with it. Doubles with my Quantum 4 were gorgeous.

Have fun! Relax and enjoy.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:30 AM

Matt, that matches my view of Jupiter the other night thru my Q3.5. No GRS,tho. I did notice that the equatorial zone did have a warmer "yellowish" tone compared to the Temperate belts. Nice views.
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Posted 24 June 2019 - 03:47 PM

Thanks Bill- hopefully we will get another  shot tonight.




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