Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jupiter Oct 23/24


Two nights of decent to above average seeing and a nice double transit weekend before last.

1st night had better seeing:  Oct 23, 2010

Great Red Spot

Io off limb

Io in transit and shadow on globe

Oct 24, Dual moon events:

Left to Right -- Ganymede, Io, Europa (under Ganymede's shadow) and Europa's shadow just on the right edge...

By 0224UTC Io has disappeared behind Jupiter, but seeing improved such that Europa is clearly defined and it's shadow has moved further towards the center

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Loving husband, proud father, computer geek, astro freak, music lover, sports nut and general fun-loving guy

I've always loved facts, provable facts of nature and things concerning science.  

Over time, I found that most facts are mostly reference and it was the creation of and discovery of new things that intrigued me.

"A good friend once told me you are our memory
without them we equal nothing
And all I can see is the place I wanna be
Suddenly my life was so free
Leaves at my feet, blown to the ground
their echoes are reaching my ears
Nights coming fast, suns going down" - A7x