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Jupiter August 1st 7:30 UT

Started by Rob F, 08/01/2010 01:00PM
Posted 08/01/2010 01:00PM Opening Post
Last night under very good seeing conditions her in Connecticut I was treated to a spectacular view of Jupiter using my 16" Newtonian. I did notice a neat double star approx 120 minutes south of Ganymede. The stars were very similar in brightness. Difficult to estimate the magnitudes given brightness from Jupiter but I would estimate mag 10 or fainter. I would estimate the separation to be around 10sec. Anyone else notice this double?