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dweller25
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Saturn - 3rd May 2011
      #4565432 - 05/06/11 01:58 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

Here is Saturn drawn at 2100UT on the 3rd of May 2011. Seeing was very good - AII.

Scope used was a Takahashi FS-128 5" Refractor with a Baader MK IV binoviewer and 15mm TV Plossls giving x180.

The Cassini division was observable for long periods of time - I have struggled to see this feature for the past few weeks with the same setup so that must be down to the good seeing. The tips of Saturns rings showed a slight darkening - another feature which I have not seen until this observation.


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chrisrnuttall
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: dweller25]
      #4565500 - 05/06/11 02:27 PM

David
fine sketch, glad the seeing co-operated for you, I haven't bothered with saturn for a week or so because of the wind, I assumed the seeing would be a bit dodgy!


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frank5817
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #4565929 - 05/06/11 06:01 PM

David,

Very fine sketch of Saturn.
I got a peek at Saturn for about 3 minutes one night this week and that was it.
Bad observing weather for me so far this year.

Frank


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Special Ed
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: frank5817]
      #4566758 - 05/07/11 06:29 AM

David,

Nice work. Good rendering of the C Ring (good catch!) and the Cassini Division. The CD in your drawing is much like what I saw in my observation.


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: dweller25]
      #4567166 - 05/07/11 11:15 AM

David,

Very nice sketch of Saturn .

CS,KLU,

,

tOM


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #4567306 - 05/07/11 12:32 PM

It looks much like I see the planet on the better moments. Thanks for posting.

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CarlosEH
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #4568553 - 05/08/11 12:53 AM

David,

An excellent observation of Saturn. I am glad that you were able to detect the Cassini Division during this observation. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos


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dweller25
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #4568763 - 05/08/11 05:11 AM

Thanks for the comments guys...

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Tommy5
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: dweller25]
      #4569185 - 05/08/11 11:28 AM

Very good Saturn observation, glad to see you got some observing time.

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azure1961p
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Re: Saturn - 3rd May 2011 new [Re: chrisrnuttall]
      #4570293 - 05/08/11 09:02 PM

Quote:

David
fine sketch, glad the seeing co-operated for you, I haven't bothered with saturn for a week or so because of the wind, I assumed the seeing would be a bit dodgy!




Im looking forward to you creating a new Saturn sketch as the [exquisite] sketch that is your avatar, now has the shadow on the other side of the rings on the globe. Kidding aside, I miss your work.

Pete


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