Saturn and 4 moons 03/21/10
Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:51 PM
Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:01 PM
Very nice sketch. I always like to see those moons with the gas giants. Well done.
Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:23 PM
An very nice observation of Saturn and some of it's satellites. You may want to use one of the Saturn templates provided by the BAA Saturn Section based upon the current tilt of the rings (I have provided links to templates between 2-5 degrees which will work until October, 2010). I look forward to your future observations.
The tilt (B) of Saturn's rings may be obtained from software such as WinJupos by Grischa Hahn ( http://www.grischa-h...jupos/index.htm )
http://www.britastro...orms/Sat 2N.jpg (2 degrees ring tilt)
http://www.britastro...orms/Sat 3N.jpg (3 degree ring tilt)
http://www.britastro...orms/Sat 4N.jpg (4 degree ring tilt)
http://www.britastro...orms/Sat 5N.jpg (5 degree ring tilt)
Have fun observing Saturn!
Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:44 AM
Very realistic sketch of Saturn through the EP. Nicely done, I enjoy viewing it. I hope to see more of your efforts.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:27 PM
Fine sketch of Saturn. I hope you once can see the planet with better seeing, because there is more detail visible in a 12" than your observing. You can look at the sketches on this forum to see what is possible.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:46 PM
I had trouble getting details out of Mars too.
Currently I do not have a fan mounted to cool my mirror down and I need to do that. Hopefully that will make a big difference!
Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:13 AM
very nice sketch of Saturn and his moons, I like it.Thank you for sharing with us.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:22 AM
I also fitted a fan to my Newtonian and the difference was astounding. I always thought the softy image I saw was due to the UK skies. The fan gives me a very sharp image now.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:19 PM