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Jupiter May 18th 2018


mikeDnight
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I've not had much joy with Jupiter so far this apparition. It seems to be lying in constant turbulence, so visible detail is very fleeting at best and often non-existent at worst. Last night represents the best view so far this year but its a long way from last years display. A few degrees higher it seems can make a massive difference! This is a poor view through the FC but I thought I'd share it anyway!

 

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Nice sketch Mike. I was lucky enough to get some nice views last week under dark skies in France. The extra 10 degrees in altitude certainly makes a huge difference. Last night from home the seeing was just terrible.

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Great sketch Mike !

Defintiely the best views I've had as well last night. Good to see the detail that I was seeing in my ED120 replicated in your sketch :smiley:

I started observing Jupiter a little after the time of your sketch and watched the GRS cross the central meridian and move about 50% towards the other limb. Great stuff !!

The NEB was really complex as your sketch shows.

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I've always admired the patience of those who commit  to paper what they observe at their eyepieces.
The operative word being observe, and not casual glances. To reproduce detail so accurately
must take concentration of a high order to get results like this.
Thanks for the work you put in to reproduce this very good result.

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another good sketch mike, showing good detail considering the turbulent seeing. You seem to have no trouble in resolving the festoons in the EQ zone, I can usually only see these under really good seeing conditions, but then your eyesight is now legendary.  I have not yet had the opportunity to sketch jupiter myself despite numerous views over the last few weeks. The seeing as generally been quite challenging, especially when using a magnification in excess of 150x , and the giant planet also barely skirts the tree tops at my location in the Wyre Forest.  Best wishes  Chris.

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