I had two nice sessions in the past week -- last 15 April 2014 and yesterday evening 21 April 2014. Here's a pic from last night:
|Figure 1: The Jupiter system 03:25 UTC 21 April 2014|
I have a LOT to talk about, but I've been otherwise occupied so a detailed update will continue to have to wait.
The surprise is that I'm very close to deciding that the Saturn system will be my next target. My expectations were that I might be able to see Titan, but what I actually was able to see blew me away. Take a look:
|Figure 2: Saturn 05:39 UTC 21 April 2014|
|Figure 3: The Saturn system 05:39 UTC 21 April 2014|
|Figure 4: The Saturn system|
So -- should I start working with the Saturn system? I probably will. I need to look carefully at the signal to noise and also see if I can increase the camera exposure time by a little bit to help.
But, at this point it looks like I'll probably start looking at Saturn. It's in a perfect place in the sky that I'll be able to watch it for the next several months.
More details on Jupiter a little later -- promise.