Saturn near opposition
Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:48 PM
Attached is an observation of Saturn, close to opposition last night. Seeing conditions were rather poor and never better than AIV, and AV a lot of the time! I spent some time examining the planet with a W#11 filter. Some interesting features seen, in particular the ShGR was seen on both sides of the ansae. It also looked like two TWS were present. I am convinced this is just an artefact of the poor seeing conditions however. The B1-Ring was very bright (Opposition Effect very prominent) and for the first time this apparition, the B1-Ring appeared to be white in colour. Satellite Tethys is shown in the drawing.
The Northern polar region was rather dark with some hints of blue colour, absolutely no sign of the polar hexagon was detected.
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