|September 11, 1999 10:50 UT|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
This sketch is based mostly on a 250X view with some details discerned during moments of good seeing at 388X. The North Equatorial Belt (NEB) is quite active with five festoons stretching into the Equatorial Zone (EZ) along the NEB's southern edge. Four of the five show a dark brown coloration. The fifth festoon, positioned just to the following side of the central meridian (CM), has a strong gunmetal blue cast. Immediately to the preceding side of its base, a narrow rift angles toward the northern edge of the NEB. This rift spans nearly 60% the length of the following half of the NEB and appears to terminate near a swell along the northern edge of the NEB.
Three grey toned bridges connecting the NEB to the North Temperate Belt (NTB) are visible along the NEB's north edge on the preceding side of the CM. The darkest connected to a dark knot in the NTB. This bridge is also furthest from the CM. The bridge closest to the CM has the most subtle appearance. The NEB and South Equatorial Belt (SEB) display an orange tint. The NTB is quite dark, displaying a navy blue and gray coloration. The North North Temperate Belt is dark brown in appearance. The North and South Polar Regions appear smokey.
The SEB is separated into northern and southern sections, the southern being about twice as thick. The South Temperate Belt (STB) is widely separated from the SEB. A very subtle South South Temperate Belt (SSTB) is discernible. The zone between the STB and SSTB is quite a bit lighter in tone on the following side of the CM.
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