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Quote:The current light surroundings (NPR) of the NP Cap perhaps giving rather unusually ideal circumstances. Details with attached recent observation.
Quote:Ivano,Just to check:Using WinJUPOS I have determined my transit for the SP feature as L3 = 311.5. Schmude’s drawing CM3 = 128 deg; eye-estimating his feature at L3 = c.170 deg. I make our obs. as 10 days apart – you said 2 months so wondering if a mistake somewhere??
Quote:Possible? I have had several fair sightings this apparition so I would say yes - at least incipiently definable I venture to say! The current light surroundings (NPR) of the NP Cap perhaps giving rather unusually ideal circumstances. Details with attached recent observation.
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Quote: Saturn is only about 20 arc seconds in diameter (rings are about 49 arc seconds) so the hexagon is probably less than 1.5 arc seconds across, at best, probably closer to 1 arc second,
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Quote: The hexagon was a lot smaller and darker than the cap. When the air was a bit unsteady it looked like a small dent in the top. Saw it again in my C9.25 and IM715 last week. David
Quote: By the way, David: sorry for the OT, but I noticed you sketched Encke/Keeler as a rather broad darkening of the outer edge of the "classic" Encke. That's how I happened to see it once or maybe twice with my old 8" newton (rings wide open and great seeing, to be sure). May it be just a contrast phenomenon, rather than having to do with the actual gap
Quote: Touching very slightly on my Uranus in twilight thread: my finest views of the division were in twilight with near perfect seeing when Saturn was at high n. declination. Dave.