[AZ-Observing] Re: Jupiter Impact Mark

  • From: Jeff Hopkins <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 07:44:21 -0700

Check
http://britastro.org/baa/content/view/433/2/

Jeff


On Jul 21, 2009, at 4:18 AM, Jeremy Perez wrote:

> Sleep deprivation and cloud cover prevented me from attempting to
> observe this spot on the morning of July 20th. But tonight I was able
> to spend time with Jupiter in hopes of seeing the feature as it
> transited about 12:40 AM (July 21). As my 8 inch Dob cooled down, I
> worked on adjusting my eyes to details in the cloud belts. By 12:10
> AM, the seeing was improving, and Jupiter had rotated enough to make
> it clear that I was detecting a soft, dark spot near the southern
> pole. At 240X, I did not detect any structure in the feature, and it
> simply appeared as a soft, round spot, perhaps half the width of the
> south equatorial belt.
>
> Over the next 45 minutes, I sketched its position, and all the other
> features I could detect. At times I've wished that I had taken up
> observing sooner so that I could have seen Shoemaker-Levy 9 pepper
> Jupiter with my own eyes. And what do you know, 15 years later, it's
> been hit again.
>
> The sketch and full report can be found here:
> http://www.perezmedia.net/beltofvenus/archives/001337.html
>
> I'm looking forward to what others end up observing, photographing
> and sketching!
>
> Jeremy
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