Mark Oak Park Observatory (aka my backyard) Bortle 7 Orion 90mm AstroView; EQ-2; 1.25" 25mm, 10mm Plossl Celestron Eyepiece Kit; 1.25" Barlow x2, 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, 6mm Plossl; filters UO Super Abbe Orthos; 1.25" 7.7mm, 16.8mm Meade 60mm StarFinder; modified alt/az video camera tripod (it works!); .965" 25mm, 12.5mm, 9mm, 4mm; Moon filter. Meade 60mm Jupiter; Antares .965" 25mm, 12.5mm 10mm Super Plossl Bushnell 7x35 binos Simmons 10x50 binos Beach Chair
Norme 150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO Yellow Zone "People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote:If you get a patch, though, you're gonna need bird seed. For the parrot, of course. Just a hassle.
Quote:The GRS is at system II 190, so good chance the GRS was off the preceding limb. Trailing the GRS at some point, there are features in the NEB. In any case, not sure how prominent the GRS is in more modest apertures. You have seen it?
Most used stuff:
AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
Quote:Hi Norme, Jason,Yep, I'm definitely gonna make some time for this one (Saturn). I cannot wait for a good night/morning when I can sit down and take an extended (hour or so) look!Thanks for commenting! (even though this first sketch stinks) -stray-Ps-- isn't Mars supposed to be available for study this year? I'm thinking that I really need to invest in some planetary EPs.
Quote:Not sure when Mars is due, usually every other year, I believe.I am totally wrapped up in doubles at the moment, and hope to keep up with your Saturn observations. I will be traveling in the US and will miss Saturn this season.