Posted By Carlos E. Hernandez
Date (U.T.): February 27, 2003
Time (U.T.): 02:40
L1 011.0, L2 193.0, L3 021.1
Instrument: 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain
Magnification: 282x and 352x
Seeing (1-10): 6-7 (moments of 8/10), Antoniadi (I-V): III-II
Transparency (1-6): 4
01:55 U.T., L1 165.7, L3 354.0, WC Bay (Oval) NTrZ (NEB-N border)
02:26 U.T., L2 184.4, L3 012.6, DC Barge NEB-N
02:26 U.T., L1 002.3, L3 012.6, DC Festoon NEB-S
South Polar Region (SPR): Appears dusky to dull (4-5/10) with thin dusky (4/10) bands across the region. The south polar limb appears dusky (4/10).
South Temperate Zone (STZ): Appears bright (7/10) and thin.
South Temperate Belt (STB): Appears dark (3/10) whereas the preceding half appears broader than the following half (with two large very bright (8/10) ovals adjacent to it over the STrZ).
South Tropical Zone (STrZ): Appears bright with two large very bright (8/10) ovals over it's following half (separated by a thin, dull (5/10) band).
South Tropical Zone Band (STrZB): The STrZ contains a thin, dull (5/10) band within it.
South Equatorial Belt (SEB): Appears dark (3/10) and complex. A thin, bright (7/10) zone appears to bisect the SEB over it's preceding half then deviating towards the south over it's following half. A section of dark (3/10) condensations ("clumps") appears along it's following southern border.
Equatorial Zone (EZ): Appears bright (7/10) containing a dull (5/10) band (EZB) and blue festoon projections (3-4/10).
North Equatorial Belt (NEB): Appears dark (3/10) and thin with very dark (2/10) barges along it's northern border (NEB-N) and very dark to dark (2-3/10) blue festoons along it's southern border (NEB-S).
North Tropical Zone (NTrZ): Appears bright (7/10) with very bright (8/10) ovals along the NEB-N.
North Temperate Belt (NTB): Appears dull to shaded (5-6/10) and thin. More prominent over it's preceding half.
North Temperate Zone (NTZ): Appears shaded to bright (6-7/10), but no detail noted within.
North Polar Region (NPR): Appears dusky to dull (4-5/10) with dusky (4/10) condensations and sections noted within.
The best of luck in your own observations.