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Jupiter Sketches and Observations

Here is a collection of some of my Jupiter sketches and observing reports I have made over the years. Note it does not include numerous observing reports and sketches that I have made since 1973.

Also in 1978 I purchased a C-90, and in addition to using it for observing I started to do astrophotography. This continued when I bought a C8 in 1980, and from the early to mid-1980's I did a lot of deep-sky astrophotography.html. So from 1978 to 1985 I still observed but did not make sketches during this time.

The first time I observed Jupiter through a telescope was in 1973 and I made my first sketch of it that night. The Jason 60mm achromatic refractor I owned at the time was not very good as it had terrible secondary color on bright objects, and the alt-az mount was not very stable. However it got me hooked on sketching.

You can select the sketches individually from the list below or select one and scroll down to the bottom and the click the arrow button to view the rest of them.

The Jupiter Nomenclature page has information on how to identify features in Jupiter's atmosphere including belts, zones and the Great Red Spot.


August 13, 1973

September 5th, 1974

September 15, 1974

January 2, 1977

September 26, 1987

September 28, 1987

October 16, 1987

October 17, 1987

October 19, 1987

October 29th, 1987(observing report)

December 22, 1987

April 25th, 1989(observing report)

Jupiter observations, January 26th, 1990(observing report)

Jupiter Occultation by the Moon, August 18th, 1990(observing report)

Jupiter observations, August 31st, 1996(observing report)

September 29, 1999

October 13, 1999

October 16, 1999

October 17, 1999

November 28, 1999

December 30, 2000

January 13, 2001

October 5, 2001

December 8, 2001

December 23, 2001

December 31, 2001

January 23, 2002

February 25, 2002

September 10, 2002

October 6, 2002

March 16, 2003

November 9th, 2004(observing report)

March 18th-19th, 2005 (observing report)

April 11th, 2005 (observing report)

January, 2006 (observing report)

May 25th, 2006 (observing report)

May 28, 2006

June 16, 2006

April 22nd, 2007 (observing report)

May 13th-14th, 2007 (observing report)

September 2nd - 3rd, 2007 (observing report)

February 4th, 2008 (observing report)

August 11th, 2008 (observing report)

August 7th, 2009

August 2010 (observing report)

September 5th, 2010 (observing report)

October 24th, 2010

November 6th, 2011 (observing report)

November 13th, 2011 (observing report)

February 19th, 2012 (observing report)

July 5th, 2012 (observing report)

July 10th, 2012 (observing report)

August 14th, 2012 (observing report)

Forty Years of Jupiter Observations, 1973 - 2013, January 8th, 2013

September 20th, 2013 (observing report)



Click left arrow below to view Jupiter Nomenclature or right arrow to view sketches of Jupiter.

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