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#1 voyager75

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:38 AM

Last night i spend some time observing Saturn and his conjunction.
This is the sketch i draw.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

Nice observation, voyager75! :)

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:32 AM

Voyager75,

Very good sketch of the Conjunction of Saturn and Y Virgo :)

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:23 AM

V75,

Quite a sight--well done and thanks for posting. :)

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

Fine observation! I find that the names of all the stars is in the way for the beautiful sketch...

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:28 AM

Thats a great idea for a sketch! I observed it by myself and regret not to see Saturn en the split Porrimma at one view. May be that will be possible if they are closer. If sky wants I'll try to sketch it too.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:58 AM

thanks to all.
@Uwe: i'm wait your sketch, also weather in my country is very poor.
see you

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:20 AM

Thanks voyager75, I enjoyed seeing yor' fine sketch.After a long wheather related absence from the night sky I went out one night this past week to observe an say that sight.....'what is that?'. After a few confused seconds with my 5year old son next to me wondering what that confused look on his fathers face was all about, I realized it had to be Saturn and something. I didn't get to observe it beyond that, but thanks for you post, it ends the mystery for me.
Clearskys,
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:46 AM

Fine observation! I find that the names of all the stars is in the way for the beautiful sketch...


This could be solved by using the technique that Jeremy Perez often employs--when you mouse over the sketch, the labels appear.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:56 AM

@Special Ed: This is a good Idea.
I'll do.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:12 PM

voyager75,

Very fine sketch of this wide field, thank you for posting it.

Frank :)

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 01:36 AM

Yesterday I had the chance to observe Saturn and Porrima with my 8 cm Apo. I have very sharp eyepiece which showed the planet and the split double at opposite edges of the FOV. I saw some raw details at Saturn - I would have seen more in the center of the FOV. Magification was 137x.
The image is mirror reversed and inverted.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:53 AM

Voyager75,

An excellent observation of the conjunction of Saturn and Porrima (Gamma Virginis). You have captured the star field perfectly. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Uwe- An excellent observation of the conjunction as well. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:33 AM

Uwe,

Very nice captures of the current view.

Frank :)

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:03 AM

Another sketch of past night.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:30 AM

Voyager75,

Another excellent Porrima and Saturn conjunction observation. It is a treat to watch the two objects change positions over a few days. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos






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