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Old 07-11-2010, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
Sounds like you had a very similar night to ours at Snake Valley. You did well seeing Io - I watched the shadow but couldn't get the moon. And great detail that you saw on the planet. Interestingly our seeing improved as the night went on and was great when the GRS was visible. I wonder if there was some high altitude muck to the north as M2 and M15 looked very ordinary compared to their usual selves.
Seeing started off shocking here, but like you I noticed it improving until about 10.30 or so, then went soft again - right when the GRS came over the limb. At around the same time, high cloud was moving in so I can confirm there was some cloud/haze about. Io was surprisingly conspicious against the disk of Jupiter appearing as a dusky spot in moments of good seeing.
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