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Jupiter: Ganymede transit, GRS & DSE (wow!)

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Hi,

anyone out watching Jupiter now?

Just been following Ganymede in transit, followed by the Great Red Spot. And later tonight there will be a moon shadow race; one hour from from 10:22 GMT onwards Io's shadow will enter and race past Ganymedes shadow. Who would have thought that this event would coincide with clear & steady skies, and reasonable seeing? 

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Patchy cloud here, but been out to see a shadow and GRS already. Been awesome!

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I have been watching too, really spectacular so far. Just having a cup of tea before the shadow transit.

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Just popped outside to see my first shadow transit and a double one at that.

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And now the race is on. Conditions continue to be good, and my MAK is in thermal equilibrium. Great views.

I see two of my "co-observers" both are in Surrey, . . . as it happens, so am I.

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Hope you don't get the cloud cover which has just hit us in North Hampshire, I was really looking forward to this one :(

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Enjoying it just up the road near Newbury too.

Should see Io popping out into the open in a minute.

Paul

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Just watched the double transit for 40 mins - awesome. Two inky black dots moving across the disk, one of the better doubles I've seen (ie seeing is excellent).

Chris

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Was really great until just after 10:45 when cloud started coming and it dipped behind a tree.

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Nice to see Io emerging spot on time.  Since a slight wind picked up, and made the seeing a bit variable (on-off), I changed over to my 120 mm refractor. Will continue following the double shadow event a bit longer, and then perhaps have Mars for dessert :-)

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It was all going very well here until around 9:00 pm when clouds swallowed the view. Sounds like a nice one for those that got it  :smiley:

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Yep I watched it until just after Io reappeared.. It was fascinating, had the dob on the EQ Platform which was tracking well.

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Sick as a Norweigan Blue here, got all set up and then watched as clouds poured in ,

Nick.

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Variable seeing conditions in North Oxon, but enough to make it more than worth while  :rolleyes:

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Was really great until just after 10:45 when cloud started coming and it dipped behind a tree.

Sorry to hear that, got the whole double shadow transit from start to finish just a few miles south of Chelmsford, in Southend. Could see cloud to my west, but it didn't come my way.

Finished up crammed against my back fence to see Ganymede's shadow egress, as Jupiter sank lower in the NW.

Great night, that the full moon didn't spoil, Ed.

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It was beautiful and clear and cold here... even got up to see Venus first time through our house telescope.....Happy day or night wherever you live

Keep looking up

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Hey Guys,

I was out most of the night taking video files of the event. I captured Ganymede transiting Jupiter together with the GRS and then the double shadow race that followed. I'm attaching a couple of files from the 39 that I took that night.

I was transfixed by the sheer beauty of the event and couldn't take my eyes off the screen. The seeing conditions deterioated somewhat latterly but still got some clear images. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating and processing them.

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