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Jupiter 28/5/18


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About this observation
Andrew Ciavarella
Time of observation
28/05/2018 - 21:20
Observing location
Taunton, Somerset, UK
9mm ortho. + 2x barlow
254mm reflector F4.5

My first serious observation of Jupiter this apparition having being rising early to observe Mars (and hence early to bed!). I noted that the GRS is such an intense red at the moment while the Northern Temperate Zones have lost the orange colour they had last summer, and both they and the Equitorial Zone had quite a strong yellow cast. The Northern Equatorial Belt was a ruddy brown colour and the Southern Equatorial Belt appeared just grey. Seeing was moderate (to poor) through a layer of haze but good enough to examine the detail in the SEB following the GRS. 

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