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#1 J A VOLK

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:48 PM

Was just observing this - red spot transiting too! Looks like Vega and Lyra parallelogram.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:58 PM

not set up for imaging, but crappy cell phone pic

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:08 PM

I was just out looking at that too.  Very cool.  Actually showed the satellite positioning on SkySafari to my wife, just because of the interesting pattern.  


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:21 AM

Here's my quickly stacked image from tonight that shows the alignment. Callisto is barely visible since I was more interested in Jupiter, not the moons. Yes, GRS was visible as well.

 

 

From NexStar 6 SE

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:50 AM

It was a very unusual alignment! I was using my Celestron 8 inch SCT and testing out my new Revolution Imager trying to figure out the settings. I didn't get a cell phone pic of the screen or try  the screen grabber device yet. But I did a screen grab on Stellarium later and it looked like this for my wife and I. Very cool! 

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:20 AM

Very interesting, too bad I missed it. The weather here is very crappy during the evenings, so I resorted to solar imaging during the mornings lol.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:53 PM

Was just observing this - red spot transiting too! Looks like Vega and Lyra parallelogram.

Very nice, never seen a grouping like that before. That's why I like observing Jupiter so much, the ever changing moons. Can you believe I haven't seen Jupiter yet this year??? Clouds! maybe this week, can't wait.

 

BTW, I have the S&T Jupiter App on my phone and it shows you the moon and GRS at any given time. At $2.99 it's well worth it.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 02:15 PM

Here's an afocal iPhone photo that I took of Jupiter and the four Galilean satellites that night.

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:12 PM

not set up for imaging, but crappy cell phone pic

Reminds me of the opening scene in "Under the Skin", very neat.


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