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Jupiter from last night


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Paul G. Abel
Time of observation
29/06/2019 - 00:12
203mm Newtonian reflector
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Hi all,
Attached is a observation of Jupiter I made last night with my 203mm Newtonian reflector.  Remarkably the image of Jupiter was much better than my recent views through the University telescope even though seeing was around AIV and the planet was much lower down in the sky.  A number of details:
  • Both the SSTB and STB are better defined at this longitude.
  • STropB appears to start just for. the CM.
  • EZ still rather active- a number of festoons present.
  • NEB very active with a number of lighter and darker sections present.
  • Darker sections present in both the NTB and NNTB.
The satellite in the drawing is Io, and this appeared distinctly orange- perhaps the most strongly coloured I have ever seen it.
Best wishes,


Derek Robson's picture

Lovely artwork, and leaving a permanent memory of a memorable observing session. 

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