Not much doing today, but given Andy and Damian’s observations yesterday about evolving prominences, it is interesting to compare what features there are 24 hours on.
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Air a bit steadier and the sky clearer today, so the images are better. Since yesterday, the filament has developed and some prominences have appeared on the advancing limb. If you want to compare this with Andy and Damian’s images later today, don’t forget I have flipped and rotated these to match those from GONG and SOHO.
GONG images Copyright: GONG/NSO/AURA/NS
Although I was moderately pleased with my last image of Jupiter, take a look at this!!
So, Sunday night was beautiful, air was steady, and it was warm. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was transiting at a convenient time.
Perfect. What could possibly go wrong?
Just about everything, in fact.
I suffered so many “Andy moments” – tripping over cables, tripod, dropping eyepieces into long grass etc etc, that I think that from now on these events should be known as “Roger moments”! Gave up in disgust at around 2AM.
Tried again last night. Much better. That is until the clouds rolled in! However before that happened I got the images of Jupiter below. No red spot, but some nice belt features.
Also manged a couple of DSOs, and will post these when I have processed them.