Last updated: 18 October 2003
Subject: Daytime Observation of Jupiter Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 12:39:53 From: ETX_Astro_Boy@sbcglobal.net (Craig M. Bobchin) Since my wife gets up rather early to go to work I decided to see about doing some early morning observations of Jupiter. I left the 105 light mug out overnight so I had a nice cool scope to use. At 6:30 I got out and slewed to Jupiter. There is was very clean and showing the 2 equatorial belts as well as darkening of the polar areas. There was a light marine layer that helped keep the skies steady. I decided to see just how late I'd be able to see the largest of our planets. The 105 tracked flawlessly and I was able to get good views till about 8:00am. After that the sky got too bright and I was only barely able to see a disk till about 9:00am when I lost sight of it totally. Next try will be Saturn. Take Care Craig
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