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#1 Nippon

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 07:28 AM

Clear after midnight for first time in weeks and nice treat to Io shadow crossing Jupiter with Io itself visible near the linb. Four inch ED at x198 with average to above average seeing that came and went.. As usual for Florida humidity was high with dew dripping off the tube but optics staying dry thanks to dew strips running pretty high.


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Posted 26 June 2021 - 09:35 PM

There was actually a double shadow transit on Saturday morning.  Callisto‚Äôs shadow preceded Io's.

 

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 09:17 AM

Yes indeed I saw that too. like a double black star with one larger than the other.



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Posted 27 June 2021 - 09:19 AM

Thanks for the reports. I just happened to be awake at 2 a.m. Saturday morning and noticed that Saturn and Jupiter were up. Cloud cover has been a deterrent here too. I just could not talk myself out of bed and out the door though. I have always enjoyed catching the Jovian transits.

I'm happy that our days are beginning to shorten. At my age now, I enjoy the convenience of 9 to midnight viewing and I can easily be inspired to add an hour or two onto that.

It's time for us to be thinking about our brighter planets again.

I surely would have enjoyed seeing that double transit.


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Posted 29 June 2021 - 01:25 AM

I don't think here has been one completely clear night here since May. I've had to wait on the clouds to get away from Jupiter and Saturn to view them. The air was turbulent here for about 4 days but last night after rained in the evening it got rid of the  turbulence and took my 127mm mak outside and it the best night for it on looking at Jupiter and Saturn so far and the moon was really good, too.




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