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    Default Early Morning Jupiter Observations for Aug. 3



    Well, once again as I was driving home from work early this morning, Jupiter was rising in the east as if to say, “here I am; please look at me, Don.” How could I resist? As soon as I got home I set everything up on the front porch. Though I only observed for maybe 20 minutes top, this was perhaps one of the best 2 or 3 sessions I have had so far with my little "kiddie" scope. I could easily make out two major cloud bands in the center. They appeared a soft red. As my eyes adapted, the bands become a little clearer. The planet itself was a hazy/very light yellow. Callisto and Europa were on opposite sides of Jupiter in a straight line at an angle of about 60 degrees with Callisto being about 3 times further away than Europa. Io and Ganymede were apparently behind the planet as I could not see them. I could just begin to make out some other smaller cloud bands as well but they were dimmer and smaller. Truly a magnificent sight. Much better than the first time I looked.

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    Well done !! Thanks for sharing. I'm happy for you.

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    yes sir that bad boy is rising earlier every day, and I cant wait till we get some less humid nights to see and video it.. great report by the way

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    I saw Jupiter through my scope for the first time on Monday morning. It once again re-enforced why I got into Astronomy in the first place. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jupiter is my favorite planet to observe. It is one big boy! And its always neat seeing the positions of its moons.

 

 

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