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March 25, 2004: 4 Jupiter moons lined up


Tonight I observed Jupiter. The 4 big Moons all could be seen on one side of Jupiter. Even at low magnification I could detect see Jupiter divided into 7 different zones and bands. The sketchTonight I observed Jupiter. The 4 big Moons all could be seen on one side of Jupiter. Even at low magnification I could detect see Jupiter divided into 7 different zones and bands. The sketch below should give you an Idea of what I saw.




I made this sketch using my 8-inch TAL 200K with a 20 mm Vixen Lanthanum eyepiece. Magnification is 100X, and I did not use any filters. The moons are from left to right: Callisto, Ganymedes, Europa and Io. I could not detect any details on in the belts and zones. The seeing was not very good (moist air). I did not see the red spot.







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