Jupiter

Jupiter was up and brilliant in the pre-dawn sky. Three of the Galilean moons visible. The planet was very bright indeed but I could still resolve the main equatorial bands.

I’d been up since the wee hours with the telescope. I think this was the first break in the clouds since the harpsichord arrived almost three weeks ago, so I took advantage of it.

Nothing remarkable to report at 2 AM. Kemble’s Cascade was nice to look at, ditto some old chestnuts like M42 and the Double Cluster.  Ursa Minor was unsually clear. I think I spotted HIP14350, a K-class reddish-orange star near Perseus. It was a beautiful little gem.

The light pollution has worsened since I arrived here, but there is still much to see.

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Keyboard artist, sacred musician, teacher, writer, working in New York City and State. Many interests include music theory and history, literature, astronomy, genealogy, philosophy and theology, gardening, and good food.
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