Visual Observations - Page 8

From time to time I will add visual observations here that I did not make a sketch of but may still be of interest to observers.

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Here is a list of some of my most memorable solar system observations:

First observations of a starry sky in the 1950's.

First observations of total lunar eclipses in the 1960's.

First total solar eclipse March 7th 1970

First observations of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn through my 60mm refractor in 1973

First observations of Venus through a telescope in 1976.

Mars occultation of Epsilon Geminorum, April, 1976

Venus occultation by the Moon December 26, 1978

July 6, 1982 and December 30, 1982 Total Lunar Eclipses

Comet Halley, March 22, 1986

Jupiter with an unusual number of belts in the southern hemisphere in 1987

Jupiter with an unusual number of dark spots in the northern hemisphere in 1987

Comet Bradfield, November 22, 1987

First observations of Uranus through a telescope in 1989.

First observations of Mercury in 1989.

Saturn occultation of star 28 Sagittarii, July 1989

First observations of Neptune through a telescope in 1994.

Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact fragments Jupiter, July 1994

Comet Hyakutake March 27, 1996

Comet Hale-Bopp, March 25, 1997

First Saturn ring spoke observations, September 1997

First observation of Pluto through a telescope in 1997.

Mars observation of rare Equatorial Cloud Bands, May, 1999

Mars observation of large polar storm May 1999

Space Shuttle Endeavor, February 15, 2000

Partial Solar Eclipse, December 25, 2000

Saturn occultation by the Moon, September, 2001

The 2001 Leonid Meteor Shower

Venus transit across the Sun, June 8th, 2004

Comet Ikeya Zhang, March 11th, 2002

Comet Ikeya Zhang, April 11th, 2002

Comet Ikeya Zhang, April 11th, 2002

Comet NEAT (C/2001 Q4), May 12th, 2004

Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2), January 2nd, 2005

Comet Pojmanski (C/2006 A1), March 5th, 2006

Comet Pojmanski (C/2006 A1), March 8th, 2006

Comet 17P Holmes, October 29th, 2007

Comet 17P Holmes, November 12th, 2007

First observations of Vesta, and the first time I noted detail in Uranus atmosphere.

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

Observing Saturn rings edge on/near or edge in 1980, 1996, and 2009

Comet Lulin C/2007 N3, and tht Eskimo Nebula, March 16, 2009

Wesley Comet Impact scar on Jupiter and mutual eclipse events between Io and Europa, August 2009

Annular Solar Eclipse, May 10, 1994

Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon, August 18th, 1990

Observations and sketches of the shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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