I was thrilled by what I saw once the scope reached thermal equilibrium with the early morning air. I don't recall ever having seen more detail, although I did have a good night in August of last year with my 8" SCT on what was obviously a very steady night. That being said, I still find Jupiter to be the most challenging object to tease detail from, may be me, my equipment, who knows, but its still rewarding to view. I was also surprised to notice a distinct brightness level of Ganymede over the other moons. I've never noticed that before. Now I'm not an avid Jupiter observer (not yet, this little 6" f8 may change that) so I can't rattle off the belts and zones that I observed but I could clearly see in times of steady air distinct details in the belts, and at times hints of protrusions of those belts into zones (festoon?). One belt seemed as if it had a parallel separation within it, or perhaps I was glimpsing two very close darker belts. I could also for the first time see a darkening of a thick zone (belt?) above the normal 2 main belts I normally see, in addition to a very thin but noticeable belt below the 2 main belts as well.
I tried a number 80A blue filter, and although it did darken the belts some, I simply found it more aesthetically pleasing to view with out the filter. I used a 9.7mm PL and a 6mm Or, keeping primarily with the 9.7 since it seemed to provide the best amount of detail and contrast. The 6mm surprised me in the sharp image it still provided, but contrast was lower and the "floaters" distracted me at times. Also for the first time I saw diffraction spikes when viewing a planet, they were think and clearly visible, but not too much of an annoyance.
All and all I'm please to at least have a spot outside my door that I can see the elliptic, so Jupiter and the Moon are two targets that I'll be vistiting more often from this less than ideal setup. Gotta make the best of it, and this morning was a pleasant surprise.