Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tal1 captures the Great Red Spot.


Just before supper last night, I had a quick look through the telescope.

Jupiter was shining brightly over in the East... so I trained the scope onto the King of the planets....

With the 15mm Kellner and X3 Barlow I was able to up the magnification to X169.

Considering the pretty poor seeing I was surprised to see any detail on the gas giant....

Whilst observing I thought I saw the great red spot...
It was only just visible through my 110mm reflector.....


Mark...

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Nearby.. a lone dog howls..

The Full Mackerel Moon will be upon us on Monday,  nearby I can hear a dog practicing its lunar howling! Up above, the slow moving clouds...