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#1 azure1961p

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

Had a fair night of mixed seeing with Saturn and my 70mm achro. Best view so far this year. Here's the link to the sketch and description,

http://www.cloudynig...5937291/page...

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:26 AM

Nice sketch, thanks for the view.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

Thanks Rich!

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

Pete,

Great sketch of Saturn especially considering the aperture you used. Seeing the Crepe ring is a fine observation. Have you ever seen it in this scope in the inner ansae of the rings? I can make that out but that's in my 10". As far as the Hex, that would be truly an amazing feat in a 70mm, but since we know it's there it's worth a look. I have seen a dark feature at the pole but I wouldn't describe as hexagon shape since the highest magnification this season on Saturn I've been able to use is 256x. This feature is small it needs high mag and bigger apertures at this inclination in it's orbit. Even though, I have looked for it and have also looked for spokes on the rings!

Thanks for posting. Dean

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

Hi Pete,

Nice sketch and observation, thanks for posting it.

Best,

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

Eric and Dean thank you for the kind words and personal account. I feel gipped out of this apparition in a way. It seemed to take forever to be an evening object, then when I started to make a go of it , it was a little late and now its SW at nightfall! Such are distractions.

Pete






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