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Old 08-11-2010, 03:59 PM
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Hi everyone,

Its been a while since i have been observing but saw that it was clear and i just couldn't let it slip.

Jupiter-This was my first time to ever see the GRS live through a telescope.It was quite hard to see but still visible with a pale orange colour to it.At 200x i was able to notice polar darkening and rifts in the Neb aswell as the GRS.I also was viewing a shadow transit of Ganymede(which was very crisp).I think the GRS was about 3 times the size of the shadow.I'm not qutie sure about planetary cardinal directions but in the ep view the GRS was on the west side.This was one of the best views of the planet i have had for quite some time.Also the grs seemed to be resting on the top of the polar region belt.

M2-Relatively easy to find being situated between 2 stars for easy identification.First thing i noticed is that it was quite concentrated but still resolvable on the outskirts of the cluster.It had a very spherical shape to it and granulaation was visible all over the surface apart from the very bright core region.It was an enjoyable view.I used the 9mm tmb to view this glob and i have to say that this is a great ep for resolving globs.Really top stuff.

I saw some old favorites like the tarantula nebula and 47 tucanae which were as usual breathtaking.

Had to call it short because of school the next day but still a very enjoyable session with my first viewing of the GRS.

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Old 08-11-2010, 04:01 PM
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Nice report Orestis!
Keep up to good work and the fun
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:52 PM
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Great report Orestis yeah I caught the GRS aswell for the *first* time this season and it's really pale. Funnily enough I keep catching these shadow transits without even trying!

damn school huh, It's clear here tonight but have an exam tomorrow
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Thanks Guys.

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Old 09-11-2010, 12:39 PM
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Nice work as usual Orestis, and congratulations on your first GRS sighting. You have done very well with the detail on both Jupiter and M2.

'Tis indeed frustrating that morning commitments curtail opbserving
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:27 AM
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Great report Orestis. It is so exciting seeing the GRS for the first time! In case you don't already have it, here is a link that shows the transit times of the Great Red Spot.
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/skyte.../91731334.html
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:33 AM
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Had to call it short because of school the next day
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'Tis indeed frustrating that morning commitments curtail opbserving
Orestis, If I had a child like you I would be giving you lots of notes to hand to the teacher - lucky your Mum isn't as weak as me!
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Nice report Orestis, well done. I particularly agree with using an EP like a 9mm on bright globulars. Fills the field and looks almost 3-dimensional. NGC 104 is sensational with the 9mm.
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Nice report Orestis, well done. I particularly agree with using an EP like a 9mm on bright globulars. Fills the field and looks almost 3-dimensional. NGC 104 is sensational with the 9mm.
It does give it a 3D feel.I have not looked through any of the other fancy expensive eps but i would highly recommend the 9mm TMb planetary type II ep it is awesome with very nice contrast.

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