Choosing A Telescope
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Introduction to Planetary Sketching
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The Bonds: Pioneers of American Astronomy
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January 8th, 2013, 1:10 - 1:30 UT, seeing variable 4-5 (fair-good), transparency 2.0. Central meridian longitudes: System I: 139.5°, System II: 191.0°.
TMB 130mm f/9.25 refractor on an alt-mount. Magnification 255x - 292x with Baader binoviewer. Filters used: none, Baader Moon & Skyglow filter. Seeing variable from fair to good.
The South Polar Region appeared gray in color, while the South Temperate Zone appeared white in color. The South Equatorial Belt (SEB) was red in color. The Equatorial Zone appeared dusky or veiled.
The North Equatorial Belt (NEB) was red in color, but it appeared to have a more irregular outline to it than the SEB. There appeared to be rifts in the NEB. Also a light blue festoon was visible along the southern edge of the NEB.
The North Tropical Zone appeared white in color, while the North Temperate Belt was red in color. The North Temperate Zone appeared white in color, and the North Polar Region appeared gray in color.
Callisto, Io, and Europa formed an asrc along the left side while Ganymede was visible on the other side.
Here is a link to my Jupiter Nomenclature page that shows that shows some of the Jovian features I observed.