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Paul G. Abel
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Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Saturn and Gamma Virginis
      #5880482 - 05/23/13 03:14 PM


Greetings all,

Attached is a Saturn drawing made last night. Alas seeing conditions were not too good, although there were a few steady moments. Saturn's is now at B=17.5 and this was detectable compared to the last observation. Other points of interest include:
-Faint EB present
-NEB a most interesting feature- it is hard to be sure but it looked like there might be another component immediately north of the NEBs with a light zone in between. The dark belt then continues and seems to give way to a light (greenish?) NTropZ. There seemed to be a number of dark sublte structures in the NEB(s) and the NEBz, although conditions didn't allow these details to be recorded in any great detail.
-NTB hard to see, greyish colour.
NPR dark.

A-Ring seemed to be a greyish brown, B1-Ring was bright and white in colour, while the B2-Ring was detectable. C-Ring seen at ansae edges.

2335UT: Examined Saturn with my new W#21 filter. Interestingly, the A-Ring seemed to be darker in this filter, while the contrast of the Cassini Division seemed to be somewhat increased. The NEB was harder to make out, but the W#21 does seem to help stabilise the image a little in these conditions.

By 2338UT seeing was too poor to continue.

I don't normally bother with binary stars but I haven't seen Gamma Virginis for a long time, so I decided to observe this lovely binary star

Best wishes,
-Paul




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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5880749 - 05/23/13 04:59 PM

Paul,

Very good drawing of Saturn & Gamma Virginis .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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kenrenard
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Reged: 12/13/12

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Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5880804 - 05/23/13 05:31 PM

Paul,
Nice observing report. Always nice to see a good sketch of Saturn.

Ken


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magnus
professor emeritus


Reged: 03/17/04

Loc: Visby, Sweden
Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5880839 - 05/23/13 05:47 PM

Very nice drawings indeed and observing report, thanks for sharing, but keep on bothering with binaries, please. You will miss endless fascination objects if you don`t!

/Magnus 57N.

Edited by magnus (05/23/13 05:54 PM)


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JimPie
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Reged: 11/10/07

Loc: S.E.Michigan
Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: magnus]
      #5881070 - 05/23/13 08:40 PM

Beautiful Saturn Rendering. Nice split of Gamma Virginis. That one can be difficult.

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JeanB
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Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: JimPie]
      #5881958 - 05/24/13 10:33 AM

Terrific work, Paul!

Jean


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azure1961p
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Reged: 01/17/09

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Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: JeanB]
      #5882102 - 05/24/13 11:47 AM

Nice rendering of Gamma Virginis.

Pete


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5882119 - 05/24/13 11:52 AM

Fine sketches.

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Andrev
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Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5882589 - 05/24/13 03:54 PM

Very interesting composition. Beautiful Paul.

Andre.


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Paul G. Abel
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Reged: 01/28/10

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Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: Andrev]
      #5883060 - 05/24/13 08:20 PM

Many thanks to you all! I think a nice binary adds to the planetary observation-don't want you all to get bored with planetary work ;-)

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Paul G. Abel
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Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5883064 - 05/24/13 08:25 PM

I have to say, the image here for gamma virginis is to large and the quality low, it looks much better in my double star log book!!

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Re: Saturn and Gamma Virginis new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5884684 - 05/25/13 09:35 PM

Paul,

Very nice sketches.

Frank


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