It was a clear night this first evening of 2012. I decided to keep the session simple by making a visual observation of this great planet. Seeing was great. I used the binoviewer with 2 celestron 12mm plossl. Filters used were green on the left and orange on the right eyepiece. This resulted in great visual detail, as shown by the intensity sketch.
At the time of sketch the GRS was coming into view. Interesting detail was its clear and active wake. The NEB looked very narrow and the dark barges are still very evident and conspicuous alongside NEBn. Festoons were barely visible in the EZ.