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#1 dweller25

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

Here is Saturn drawn at 2100UT on the 3rd of May 2011. Seeing was very good - AII.

Scope used was a Takahashi FS-128 5" Refractor with a Baader MK IV binoviewer and 15mm TV Plossls giving x180.

The Cassini division was observable for long periods of time - I have struggled to see this feature for the past few weeks with the same setup so that must be down to the good seeing. The tips of Saturns rings showed a slight darkening - another feature which I have not seen until this observation.

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#2 chrisrnuttall

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:27 PM

David
fine sketch, glad the seeing co-operated for you, I haven't bothered with saturn for a week or so because of the wind, I assumed the seeing would be a bit dodgy!

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 05:01 PM

David,

Very fine sketch of Saturn.
I got a peek at Saturn for about 3 minutes one night this week and that was it.
Bad observing weather for me so far this year.

Frank :)

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:29 AM

David,

Nice work. Good rendering of the C Ring (good catch!) and the Cassini Division. The CD in your drawing is much like what I saw in my observation.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:15 AM

David,

Very nice sketch of Saturn :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:32 AM

It looks much like I see the planet on the better moments. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:53 PM

David,

An excellent observation of Saturn. I am glad that you were able to detect the Cassini Division during this observation. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:11 AM

Thanks for the comments guys...

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:28 AM

Very good Saturn observation, glad to see you got some observing time.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

David
fine sketch, glad the seeing co-operated for you, I haven't bothered with saturn for a week or so because of the wind, I assumed the seeing would be a bit dodgy!


Im looking forward to you creating a new Saturn sketch as the [exquisite] sketch that is your avatar, now has the shadow on the other side of the rings on the globe. Kidding aside, I miss your work.

Pete






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