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Ganymede Shadow Transit Tonight

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#1 fcathell

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:59 PM

There is a shadow transit of Ganymede across the N. Hemisphere of Jupiter tonight starting about 8:30 PM MST/PDT. Last night's Io transit was pretty much a "bust' here due to clouds.

 

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:41 PM

Clouds tonight, but the weekend looks good, just too hot!



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:19 PM

Heat and clouds - same here!

 

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the heads-up Frank.  I will try to get out and see it depending on clouds, of course.  It's been real hot in central Az as well.



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:12 PM

One moon in front and one in back when I looked about 8:30.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:43 PM

I took a brief look at it with the 80ED during mid shadow transit, low across the neighbor's roof.  Seeing was pretty rough as a result, but that big black shadow isn't hard to find.  I put on the cap and pulled the central aperture stop for 52.3mm.  This made it more a detection than an observation at 100 and 120x, being more point like and unsteady. 



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:07 PM

I dont recall seeing this last night. Although I didnt get started until approx 21:30 ish and conditions quickly deteriorated.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:48 PM

I had to switch down to my 60mm, due to issues with my 114mm.   I did enjoy Jupiter, the moon, and Saturn before 8:30 but got overheated and had to retire for the night.  Almost made it to the shadow transit.  The shadow may have been just on the edge of Jupiter, but I think it was just wishful seeing.




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