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Paul G. Abel
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Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Saturn!!
      #5772608 - 04/02/13 11:06 AM

Greetings all,
Here's a Saturn observation I made last night. This is my first observation of the planet in the 2012-13 apparition, the weather has been that bad until yesterday! There were a number of interesting features, these are as follows:

-EB seems to be present in the EZ
-NEB broad and contains two component belts, separated by a brownish coloured zone. The NEB seemed to be the darkest of the two belts.
-The NEBz seemed to contain some subtle structures which looked like lighter and darker regions. Darker sections in both belts could also be seen
-NTB a little easier to see this time
-A greenish hugh present in both the NTropZ and the NTZ.
-NPC very dark. It did appear completely round and at no times was any angularity suspected.
-Slight brownish cast to the outer half of the A-Ring?
-B1-Ring seemed to be more yellowish than white.
-C-Ring visible but easier in the ansae centre either side of the planet. C-Ring brighter on the fol. side?

Intensities were made in IL and in filters. Interestingly, the A-Ring appeared to much darker in a red W#25A. The whole image was much more stable in a W#25A.

Best wishes.
-Paul




I also spotted the Comet for the first time (the clouds had been covering it until then) It looked quite splendid in my pair of 10x50s.


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Dee
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 03/12/06

Loc: Ireland
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5772804 - 04/02/13 12:27 PM

Excellent , my fav planet :-)

Dee
http://www.deirdrekelleghan.net/index.html


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5772830 - 04/02/13 12:34 PM

Paul,

Very good sketch of Saturn .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: CarĂ¹, Italy
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5772867 - 04/02/13 12:47 PM

Wow!!! What a beautiful drawing, or should I say painting? Apart from the hour behind the eyepiece I'm sure that you spent even a lot more time elaborating this piece of art? Respect, Paul!!!

Peter


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5772967 - 04/02/13 01:30 PM

Impressive sketch!

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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5773323 - 04/02/13 04:54 PM

great sketch, looks like Saturn's rings are really looking to open wide, lots of detail for a 8" scope congrads,

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buddyjesus
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Reged: 07/07/10

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Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Tommy5]
      #5773374 - 04/02/13 05:05 PM

great detail in the banding. KUTGW

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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: buddyjesus]
      #5773435 - 04/02/13 05:23 PM

fantastic sketch !

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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5774469 - 04/02/13 11:48 PM

Paul, top notch observation. Wonderful sketch. Thank you for sharing your work. Love the artwork and would love to observe Saturn that well.

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Paul G. Abel
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Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5774834 - 04/03/13 08:14 AM

Many thanks for the kind words! I don't actually regard this as art though, no are my drawings made in an artistic way. I see it as a technical drawing, it looks nice because Saturn is nice, however it was recorded in an objective and honest (as possible) manner, with subjective impressions withheld as much as possible.

Regards,
-Paul


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Paul G. Abel
sage


Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5774837 - 04/03/13 08:16 AM

@Peterdob so, a coloured drawing like this takes over an hour to make!

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5776814 - 04/03/13 11:54 PM

Paul,

It is not possible to top a great sketch of planet Saturn.
It looks about as good as it ever gets here.

Frank


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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: frank5817]
      #5777458 - 04/04/13 11:26 AM

Very impressive work, Paul!

Boy would I love to see this Lord of the rings larger than what alllows my telescope...

Jean


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: JeanB]
      #5777546 - 04/04/13 12:18 PM

Paul.

This is a very spectacular sketch. Beautifully rendered and lot of details. Congratulation for you great talent.

Andre.


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Carol L

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Reged: 07/05/04

Loc: Tomahawk, WI 45N//89W
Re: Saturn!! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5777929 - 04/04/13 03:17 PM

Hi Paul, excellent observation as always - thanks for sharing it with us!
And congratulations on your first sighting of the comet.
Through my 11x70s, it looks just like a badminton shuttlecock.


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