Long, thin "dash" above NEB

by Rich Neuschaefer

Sorry if this feature has already been covered.

Last week Wednesday I was observing Jupiter with my AP 130EDT (130mm f/8) from a private site near the top of Page Mill Rd above Palo Alto, Calif. It was about 10pm PST. I was using a 7mm Pentax SMC-XL.

The seeing was pretty good part of the time. I was seeing a long, thin "dash" above Jupiter's NEB. I thought there was a problem with my eyes or the seeing and I was missing the complete thin belt. However, a friend was imaging Jupiter a couple of nights ago and there were two long, thin "dashes" above the NEE. They are about 1/5 the width of Jupiter.