Posted By Carlos E. Hernandez
Date (U.T.): May 31, 2004
Time (U.T.): 00:30
L1 013.7, L2 294.3, L3 244.5
Instrument: 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain
Filters: None (IL)
Seeing (1-10): 5-6, Antoniadi (I-V): III
Transparency (1-6): 3
South Polar Region (SPR): Appears dark to dusky (3-4/10) and mottled.
South South Temperate Zone (SSTZ): Appears thin and shaded (6/10).
South South Temperate Belt (SSTB): Appears thin and dusky (4/10).
South Temperate Zone (STZ): Appears thin and bright (7/10).
South Temperate Belt (STB): Appears dusky (4/10) with a dark (3/10) condensation preceding the CM. Three bright (7/10) ovals are noted within the STB preceding and following the CM.
South Tropical Zone (STrZ): Appears bright (7/10) without and other detail noted within.
South Equatorial Belt (SEB): Appears dark to dusky (3-4/10) with a thin, bright (7/10) undulating zone over it's center.
Equatorial Zone (EZ): Appears bright (7/10) with dusky to dull (4-5/10) projections extending from festoons.
North Equatorial Belt (NEB): Appears complex with dark to dusky (3-4/10) sections. A thin, dusky (4/10) band is visible adjacent to the northern border that apparently connects to a dark (3/10) projection along the NEB-N towards the following limb.
North Tropical Zone (NTrZ): Appears bright (7/10) without any other detail noted within.
North Temperate Belt (NTB): Appears thin and dusky (4/10).
North Temperate Zone (NTZ): Appears bright (7/10) and thin.
North Polar Region (NPR): Appears dark to dusky (3-4/10) and mottled.
The best of luck in your own observations of Jupiter.
Carlos E. Hernandez