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Jupiter - 26/03/2013

Jupiter bands moons

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#1 Darth Takahashi

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:54 AM

Well since the imaging went up the creek without a paddle, I decided to throw some eyepieces into the Mewlon.


I have forgotten how nice it is just to look thought a telescope instead of imaging all of the time. The seeing was average and the transparency was poor, however, I could make out quite easily the equatorial bands and some of the detail in the polar region. however, this tended to flicker into and out of view due to the seeing. Jupiter was flanked quite close in by the main moons, they were all with 1.5 diameters of Jupiter.


The colour of the bands was descernable with the darker bands were obviously clearer on the night.


Started with my TAK 25mm LE, then moved to the WO 16mm and finished the session with the WO 7mm. I was going to try the Celestron barlow with the 25mm LE for a comparison but in the end I didn't!


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

Yes it's great to take breaks from our full time digital observing obsession and take in the visual planetary wonders! Good therapy for the soul!




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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

I have to admit it's nice now & then just to set up the mount & scope & just have a look around the skies. I find it much more relaxing experience & with the bad weather it's just not been worth the hassle of setting everything up.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:54 AM

I agree with you guy's. Struggling to get everything setup in these marginal conditions is a recipe for frustration! :(


It can be quite relaxing to sit back and just look for a change. B)

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