#1  
Old 17-05-2021, 09:51 AM
Tropo-Bob (Bob)
Registered User

Tropo-Bob is online now
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cairns
Posts: 1,133
What did U see with Jupiter last night?

I saw Io eclipse Europa. This morning, Io’s shadow was cast on Europa for about 5minutes from 4.48am. I only noticed the dimming (said to 0.55 magnitude) for approximately the central 2 minutes of the event when it became very obvious.

This is the first time that I have seen any of these eclipses that only occur only during one in every six years, so I am quite chuffed.

I used my little 81mm Vixen with a 12.5mm Ortho EP. (50x)

Jupiter is always a fine sight, but both clouds and life interfere. Or maybe, U were testing some equipment. Regardless, if U saw it last night, kindly share your observation with us!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-05-2021, 02:03 PM
Saturnine (Jeff)
Registered User

Saturnine is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 1,576
Glad to hear you got to witness an eclipse of Jupiters moons, or 2 of them at least. There are a few more mutual moon events over the next few months so I'm hoping that conditions are favourable for some of them.
Was wanting to watch last nights but the winds were too gusty earlier in the evening so gave up and got some sleep instead.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17-05-2021, 03:55 PM
Finbar (Barry)
Registered User

Finbar is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Malanda, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 9
Damn. Have been busy, and after so many months with rain and clouds I havenít been doing prep homework, so missed it - on the clearest night on the Atherton Tablelands all year! Glad you saw it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18-05-2021, 09:56 AM
Tropo-Bob (Bob)
Registered User

Tropo-Bob is online now
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cairns
Posts: 1,133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finbar View Post
Damn. Have been busy, and after so many months with rain and clouds I havenít been doing prep homework, so missed it - on the clearest night on the Atherton Tablelands all year! Glad you saw it.
That was a great night for viewing, last night was hopeless in Cairns.

Two very good eclipses happening on the 25 & 26th May plus our Moon's eclipse!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2021, 05:22 AM
Tropo-Bob (Bob)
Registered User

Tropo-Bob is online now
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cairns
Posts: 1,133
I did see Ganymede lose it prominence compared to the other moons this morning, as Europa cast its shadow upon it. It was a difficult observation through cloud.

Though not as satisfactory as I would have liked, it was much better than 25 & 26th May, when all I saw was thick cloud.

On the 12th June, Ganymede eclipses Io and this appears to be the best one for the rest of the year in Oz as far as diming goes.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 05:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement