I started observing at about 9:00pm, and was already to go on NightSkiesNetwork to share the views of Jupiter and the Great Red Spot transit that was going to begin getting underway at 9:10. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Needless to say, the night started with great steadiness, but even within the short time frame of a couple of hours, deteriorated to average. Just goes to show you that for planetary observing and imaging, patience and timing really pay off.
All of these captured with Celestron C8, 2x Orion Shorty Barlow, DMK21.04 monochrome camera.
All images were 2min avi's, processed in Registax.
|GRS just coming into view 21:06 CDST|
|GRS now on disk, seeing was GREAT at this time|
|GRS just a tad more on disk, seeing still WONDERFUL|
|GRS now fully on disk, but seeing started to deteriorate|
|GRS with Ganymede and Europa, seeing went back to being GREAT Local time 22:11 CDST|
|GRS almost at mid-point, seeing probably average now|
|Last video of the night, seeing average at best, GRS now mid-point 23:52 CDST|