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Quote: Try Io, see if it 'appears' elongated to you. That's a great observation.
Quote:.....It can be done when not over the cloud bands, but can appear more 'dash' like when it is. Never saw any of it's features directly, as you depict, unless the darkening of the poles giving Io an 'apparent' shape counts.
Pickering said it can be done in apertures as small as 5 or 6", I believe him.
Quote:...see if you can get that effect!!?
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