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The Bonds: Pioneers of American Astronomy
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January 13, 2001, 2:30 - 2:50 UT, seeing 7 - 8, transparency 4. System I Central Meridian 106.9°, System II Central Meridian 82.2°.
Astro-Physics 7.1" f/9 EDT refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 275x - 306x with Baader binoviewerr.
In the southern portion of the globe some of the zones and belts were visible included the South Polar Region, the South South Temperate Zone, the South South Temperate Belt, South Temperate Zone, the South Temperate Belt, and the South Tropical Zone. The South Equatorial Belt (SEB) appeared bisected following Great Red Spot/Red Spot Hollow (GRS/RSH), and a projection was noted conneting the two sides of the rift. Dark border visible along northern border of GRS/RSH. Faint Equatorial Band (EB) visible in Equatorial Zone (EZ).
Two small blue festoons visible along North Equatorial Belt (NEB) south, followed by two ovals. One rift was visible in the NEB center just below one of the blue festoons and oval, while another rift was visible along the NEB south near the preceding limb. Two additional rifts were visible along the NEB north (NEBn). The North Polar Region appeared mottled, with two rifts visible along its southern edge.