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Old 03-03-2015, 07:25 PM
ralph1
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Jupiter on the night of February 28th. The seeing was very good, the transparency was below average with some haze around, the two moons showing are from the left Europa and Io. It was just 1 hour short of seeing the Io transit along with the great red spot but there will be a next time. I observed for about 3/4 hour, intending to get up early for morning plants but saw some quite satisfying detail in the equatorial zone as well as in the south tropical zone and a large dark area in both polar regions.
As a side observation, I looked at Mercury on the morning of March 1st but was disappointed with the very poor seeing especially after the quality of the evening and only saw the phase which was a just-past-half.
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