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 > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and > please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > Hopkins Phoenix Observatory Phoenix, Arizona Counting Photons www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.