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Saturns octagonal polar cap imaged new
      #5651220 - 01/29/13 09:38 PM

This image from a frequent CN contributor in truly excellent seeing actually shows the angular edge of the polar cap - I didn't know this detail was available to amateurs . Here's the link - folks its a brilliantly clear image...

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5647305/page...


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Re: Saturns octagonal polar cap imaged new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5651429 - 01/29/13 11:59 PM

Wow !

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Re: Saturns octagonal polar cap imaged new [Re: starrancher]
      #5651750 - 01/30/13 08:04 AM

Magnificent. Kind'a wish we could observe it visually with such color and detail.

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Re: Saturns octagonal polar cap imaged [Re: azure1961p]
      #5651860 - 01/30/13 09:18 AM

Most impressive.

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Re: Saturns octagonal polar cap imaged new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5659173 - 02/03/13 12:10 AM

That's gorgeous. Just a little bit jealous of those Aussies...but then, we've had a nice Jupiter season!

Thanks for bringing that one to our attention, Pete--one of the best Saturn images I've seen.

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Re: Saturns octagonal polar cap imaged new [Re: george golitzin]
      #5659558 - 02/03/13 09:14 AM

I've always wondered about the possibility of seeing the polar cap with Its octagonal edges - just a passing thought - with my 8". Seeing how utter crisp Enckes would need its a flat out impossibility. Lol, that thought can keep on passing.

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Re: Saturns octagonal polar cap imaged new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5659570 - 02/03/13 09:24 AM

Here's another link to an even clearer view of the octagonal polar cap. Scroll down - its unbelievable - all digital manipulation.

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5659235/page...
Pete

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