Stars: 31 Leo, 37 Leo, ν Leo, η Leo, θ Leo
Moon: Waxing Crescent
Planet: Jupiter (in Libra)
Time: 10:00 PM - 2:22 AM ADT
Equipment: Visual + Binoculars, 10x42 IS + 10" Meade SCT with 30 mm eyepiece
Transparency: Fair (2)
Seeing: Fair (2)
Temperature: ~ 10º C
High winds at the start of the session earlier in the evening that disappeared in the early morning. No clouds.
Conjunction - Moon-Regulus (in Leo)
Observation 1: at 9:27 PM:
Observation 2: at 9:27 PM:
Observation 3 at 11:28 PM:
Observation 4 at 1:28 AM:
Observation 5 at 2:05 - 2:20 AM:
Jupiter (in Libra)
Visually: It was close to the α Librae-β Librae line.
Binoculars: The moons were not aligned but rather formed a saucer beside the planet. Could not see the bands on the planet.
Telescope: Bands were almost vertical (relative to our horizon). The Giant Red Storm (GRS) again was not seen. The saucer of the moons supported the planet and were left-right reversed to my binocular view.
The double star could be seen (as circled in the sketch) but not sure if the pair was in fact δ Cephei or if the brighter star (not seen as a double) was the double. Will need to attempt to see this with a telescope at some time.