Saturn with 20" DK (19-20/04/11)
Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:22 AM
Here are two drawings of Saturn I made on the 19-20 April 2011. I used the University of Leicester's 20" Planewave Dall-Kirkham telescope and although seeing was never any better than average, i was still able to observe some nice details. By the time of drawing 2, i suspected spokes in the B-Ring.
Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:34 AM
Couldn't find a smaller scope?!
Fantastic detail for only 'average' seeing. I especially like the shadow extensions on the disk's edge of the rings. Now that takes some observing skill to notice and reproduce. Good stuff!
I am also impressed at the level of detail in the ring structure. Beautiful.
Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:50 PM
Outstanding observations of Saturn using a large (quality) aperture instrument. The detail noted over the globe and rings is very impressive. With that aperture (seeing permitting) the spokes could easily have been visible. Thank you for sharing them with us all.