LtE in CMO #269

From David M MOORE

. . . . . . . . . . Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 19:58:51 -0700

From: "David M Moore"

Subject: Jupiter - January 23, 2003

All: Here are some more Jupiter images of the RS region. Seems like this is the only region the weather will allow me to image! Seeing was deceiving as visual images were good in the 14" Cass., but slow rolling of the images bloated and distorted many of the frames. About a 100 frames per image for this set out of 1800.



. . . . . . . . . .Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 21:58:38 -0700

From: "David M Moore"

Subject: Jupiter- January 27. 2003


Here is a short three image segment of an area of Jupiter I have been unable to image till now. The White Oval BA is prominent in the last two images.



. . . . . . . . . .Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 11:41:31 -0700

From: "David M Moore"

Subject: Jupiter - February 01, 2003

This is my attempt to image Jupiter all night. There are several gaps early as the sand man got me twice! At the same time I was preparing to observe an Asteroid occultation or in this case, non-occultation. As predicted, the path missed me.

The Moons Io (left) and Europa (right) and their shadows are seen in the first image. There was a sixth set of images but Registax failed to open the AVI, saying it was corrupted.


My wife woke me at 8AM to tell me about the Shuttle. What a shock, but was bound to happen sooner or later. In my twenty of years of working on Fighters, I have seen all manner of accidents. Planes crashing, pilots ejecting, Pilots who do not come home. A great friend of mine was killed in a small aircraft several years ago. I took my chance last weekend as I received my first F-16 ride (probably my last too!) Rocketing straight up into the air at 400 knots for several miles in seconds makes you give a lot of respect for the men and women who fly these things. I guess I am sort of numb to all of these accidents anymore. Aviation and Space travel remains a very dangerous business and these accidents will continue from time to time. We must and will press on!


. . . . . . . . . .Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 11:44:03 -0700

From: "David M Moore"

Subject: Saturn - February 01, 2003


Here is a Saturn image taken Friday evening.




Dave MOORE (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

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