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#1 phillip

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:38 AM

Sky somewhat above average Jupiter now rising abit, saw near starling size activity on upper belt, lower in the inverted reflector. Was nearing GRS size and streaked out. At 160x with Pentax7.5mm eyepiece, also noticed in Clave 8mm, and ES 6.5mm but not as sharp detail.

 

In Past Noted festoon activity exceptional sky, but this puppie was Huge!

 

Anyone else notice it Today!

 

Tnx!

 

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:46 AM

Had first light with my new 12 inch Dob and yes I saw this also the red band was just so huge.
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Posted 30 May 2020 - 06:36 AM

Thanks for confirmation!

 

Was a beauty even in the modest XT8i. Sky conditions improved helped on the view.

 

Certainly Glad you caught it as well, Wow Factor for me, Lol! 

 

Any more detail report feel free to Add! 


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 08:43 AM

Was that running behind GRS?  I saw a large disturbance in upper band on the 20th.  Just wondering if it was an earlier version. 

 

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 09:30 AM

All I can say GRS wasnt visible then, so perhaps this is one your mentioning following. 

 

Maybe anyone catching it this morning can give a detailed report.

 

Was Huge!



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 12:42 PM

What's the longitude?

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 03:11 AM

Not sure of question. Disturbance was not in the GRS belt but bottom main belt in the inverted mirror refractor image. 

 

Fortunately sky conditions above average, Jupiter's elevation now helped alot.


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 05:08 AM

There does seem to be a lot going on in the northern equatorial band.  This morning between 4-5:30 AM ESDT there was a long and fairly wide split in the NEB.  As it moved toward the west a sizable (though not GRS large) clump was following it.  Looked like it might have a couple of festoons facing the equator, but seeing being so so, I couldn't tell.  Didn't see any banding around the edges of the disturbance.  GRS was on the backside. 

 

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 05:21 AM

Both bands seem to show activities. Likely rotation of view as didn't spot the GRS size one. My location just spotted GRS at edge. 

 

Going to keep a closer look, Jupiter's higher elevation improving the views.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:18 AM

I saw it this morning, 6/2/2020. I thought, what is the GRS doing up there? It was a remarkable sight and it was oval-shaped and red!  The seeing wasn't so hot this morning, though. Using a 4" apo for observation. The clouds drove me back to bed after an hour or so. I am surprised there isn't more buzz about this. If you haven't seen it, it's worth getting out of bed for.


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 05:17 PM

Glad you caught It!

 

Yes size impressed Me!

 

This AM clear but abit below average sky, fleeting moments- still always worth the outing.

 

Managed to catch 2 new observors passing by, her enthusiasm was Great! 

 

So few public get the live view, was Exciting!



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Posted 06 June 2020 - 04:22 AM

Still catching It! 

 

Dang overcast giving me fits lately. Managed some cloud break this early AM. 

 

Excited with reasonably priced ES 52 6.5mm eyepiece, so far images not sharp, thought sky conditions the culprit, dubious ordered a TAKAHASHI 6mm ortho. Not familiar with these but the $57 dollar price range intrigued me. Whew, perhaps sky slightly above average between the cloud cover, Huge clarity difference ! Can't wait for pristine Views! Look was more what I anticipated!  Like my other ES eyepieces, perhaps received a faulty One? 

 

Anyway keep checking for this larger festoon. Actually saw two smaller ones obvious with the 6mm Takahashi. Around 200x in my XT8i. Cool!!!

 

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PS B4 running out and buying the $57- $59 Takahashi ortho, exit pupil is tight, no biggie here, as grew up with these, Lol! 


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 02:17 PM

I was out this morning (3:30am CDT) testing some equipment with my C8-A and also noticed that Jove had a large ruddy/brown ‘knot’ in the NEB that extended into both the North Tropical Zone and Equatorial Zone.  Very similar in size to GRS, but distinctly different in color.

 

Interesting catch, as others also caught this interesting feature for the last few days.

 

Clear, steady nights.


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 03:15 PM

I saw it also in my 12, pretty wild and unmistakable. 


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