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#1 dweller25

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:39 PM

Here is Saturn again with a little more detail than before. Seeing was really good on the evening of the 25th.

Cassini division is getting easier to see, The shadow of the planet on the rings can now be seen to the right. The tips of the rings have a slight dark tinge. Still cannot make out much detail on the face though.

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#2 mike bacanin

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:46 PM

Hi David,

a very nice sketch, which makes me look forward to observing saturn soon.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:59 PM

Mike,

I'm out tonight with the TSA, the 925 is all boxed up now - it would be good to compare views.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:50 PM

great sketch good catch on the shadow on the rings, gives the whole thing a 3-D effect.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:50 AM

David,

A very nice observation of Saturn. The belts are delicate and you recorded the ends of the Cassini Division. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:42 AM

David,

I like your capture of the shadow and your image of the structure on Saturn itself resembles somewhat what I can remember seeing in March. Need to see the rings myself! Thanks for sharing, nicely done.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

Thanks to all, looking forward to Jupiter next but it will be quite low in the UK.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:44 PM

Mike,

I'm out tonight with the TSA, the 925 is all boxed up now - it would be good to compare views.


Hi David,

I'm picking up the new Denks tomorrow, and as soon as i get a first light on saturn i'll let you know.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:09 PM

Mike,

I am very interested in your compare - single to bino view on planetary detail.

This is probably a silly question but did you buy Denk std or Denk II ????

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:54 AM

The shadings of the planet's globe are very realistic rendered! Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:24 AM

David,

I finally received the denks and did a first light last night. compared mono with 6mm pentax ortho with bino using 15mm plossls giving identical x173.
the bands were better defined in the denks, and cassini popped in in good moments. i struggled to catch it in the pentax.
at x248 with a pair of 10.5 tv plossls saturn was surreal in the odd moment.
i doubt i will really use mono much, the comfort with the denks is terrific, no floaters at all!

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:52 AM

David,

This is another excellent capture of Saturn. :bow: The planet shadow on the rings and visa versa are well done. Your drawing has good depth and you were able to see and include the Cassini division. You have captured it all. :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:14 AM

Mike,

Thanks for the feedback re the Denks.

It's got me thinking .......






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