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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

Greetings all,

Please find attached a Saturn drawing made last night in rather poor conditions. As well as taken intensity estimates, the planet was examined in W#25A (red), W#80A (light blue), W#47 (violet), W#21 (orange) and W#58. Things of note:

Globe:

SPR now visible, so too is the ShRG which now appear above the ansae in the south
EB seems to have been present
NEB broad. At times I was of the impression of a number of darker sections within the NEB(s).
NEB seems to give way to a darker NTropZ?
NTB hard to see tonight.
NPR a vague dark region in the far north.


Rings:

A-Ring of a brownish hue.
Cassini Division seen, though only at ansae edges
B1-Ring bright, white in colour.
B2-Ring present near to the C-Ring

At times it seemed there were a number of fine details on the disk but it was impossible to record them in time.

Best wishes,
-Paul


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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

Always impressed by the amount of color and detail :waytogo:

#3 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

Thanks Jef. I am struggling to see much more than the bare details this apparition as the seeing has been so poor.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

Nice work as always Paul. I like the darker shadings.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:23 PM

Sweet color detection, Paul. Very nice obs.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

Nice work, what´s the eyepiece you use at 167x ?

#7 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:51 AM

Thanks all, it is very frustrating not to get the fine details though, might have to venture far south for a the next opposition. I am reasonably happy with the colours in this one.

@Aquarellia I use 6mm WA planetary eyepiece which gives me x167

#8 Laurent Ferrero

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

I love your sketch and its subtle colors, well done !

#9 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:31 PM

Fine sketch ! :)

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:20 PM

Paul,
Impressive sketch and even more impressive observing skills!
Well done!

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:36 AM

Beautiful sketch Paul.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

Paul,

Very good drawing of Saturn :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom






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