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#1 dweller25

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:15 AM

Another drawing of Saturn with the 4" refractor at x233.

I could not see the Northern belt this time or the Cassini division. Seeing was steady but there was a lot of high haze around.

As I drew this around 9:30pm Mimas was transiting the globe but I did not see it or it's shadow.

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#2 Tommy5

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:47 AM

Very nice sketch of Saturn,moon transits are much tougher to see on saturn then Jupiter. Thanks for posting. :cool:

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:49 PM

Beautiful globe and ring Saturn sketch. Visually, I also find the Cassini division tough to spot with the nearly edge on Saturn rings. Very nice post. :waytogo:

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:41 PM

Excellent sketch Dweller! The subtle way you rendered the bands is wonderful.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 05:31 AM

An excellent observation of Saturn showing the South Equatorial Belt (SEB) nicely. The shadow of Mimas would be very difficult to observe even with a larger aperture. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:28 AM

Dweller,

Nice sketch!!

And interesting to compare with the previous one. You're building up a fine collection of sketches, this way. :waytogo:

#7 dweller25

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:20 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments.






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