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Knighty2112

Jupiter evening 1st September heads up

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Heads up if your skies are going to be clear later on tonight; the GRS will be on show on Jupiter, and will be at the mid disk position at around 8pm UK time. Hoping to get some images with my Celestron Skyris camera, so fingers crossed! :) 

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I've just changed the post title to correct the date Gus :smiley:

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11 minutes ago, John said:

I've just changed the post title to correct the date Gus :smiley:

Ta! Wow, a month behind eh! ;) 

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Thanks Gus - clear here right now, so I might venture out with the 8" Cat.

Doug.

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Seeing nice and clear. GRS easily visible with 80 ED ‘frac. Comes out great with a filter too. Going to try my larger 120mm ‘frac now too. :) 

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Seeing was great, placement of Jupiter in middle of trees not so hot,

but between limbs got a good look at the GRS, great stuff.

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Thanks for the heads up, had a comparatively good view of the GRS transit at 120X with the 5" frac utilising a Bader contrast filter. Apart from the Galileans which were nicely lined up and somewhat reminiscent of Cassiopeia. I consider that they may have been a hint of Thebe or Metis on the Eastern Limb, probably wishful thinking (or dust). But did anyone else out there pick up on it?

K

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8 hours ago, KevS said:

I consider that they may have been a hint of Thebe or Metis on the Eastern Limb, probably wishful thinking (or dust). But did anyone else out there pick up on it?

At mag 16.9 and 18.4 I understood it's not possible to spot them that close to Jupiter. I've not heard of any amateur observations of these moons although I guess with EEVA or a large enough scope it may be possible.

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Thanks Stu, consider I will have to have a tighter eyepiece cleaning regime in place; might back walk CDC to see if there were any background stars.

K

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47 minutes ago, KevS said:

Thanks Stu, consider I will have to have a tighter eyepiece cleaning regime in place; might back walk CDC to see if there were any background stars.

K

Couldn't see any background stars on Skysafari, this is what it looked like just before 8pm. Almathea is mag 15, but it wasn't dark at that time so I doubt anything other than the 4 Galilean moons were visible.

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