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Paul G. Abel
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Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Saturn: 25th May, 2013
      #5886939 - 05/27/13 11:36 AM

Greetings all,

Please find attached a drawing of Saturn made on 25th May, 2013. Seeing was very poor. Never the less, I attmepted some filter and some intensity estimates. Main features of note were:

GLOBE

-More of the southern hemisphere now visible

-NEB(s) continues to present a subtle 'knotted structure' form. NEB(n) not as well defined- seeing conditions?

-NTB a little harder to see than usual

-NPR dark, bluish colour present/

RINGS:

-A-Ring dark, a brownish-grey in colour. It does seem that A-Ring has darkened a little over the apparition

-B1-Ring bright, white in colour
-B2-Ring only occasionally suspected
-C-Ring present at ansae edges
-Terby White spot observed

Certainly for most of us in the UK, the low altitude of Saturn is hampering the observation and rendering of the fine details. It does seem (to me at least) that there is a lot of fine details in Saturn's NEB much of which seems to be just tantalizingly out of reach.

Best wishes,
-Paul



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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: 25th May, 2013 new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5887037 - 05/27/13 12:45 PM

Paul,

Very nice drawing of Saturn, even with poor seeing, you show a lot of detail .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Saturn: 25th May, 2013 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5890439 - 05/29/13 10:15 AM

Again a fine sketch!

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Undermidnight
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Reged: 05/25/04

Loc: Untermitternacht
Re: Saturn: 25th May, 2013 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5891949 - 05/30/13 08:25 AM

Very nice!

Jason


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Carol L

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Reged: 07/05/04

Loc: Tomahawk, WI 45N//89W
Re: Saturn: 25th May, 2013 new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5892026 - 05/30/13 09:35 AM

That's a great observation despite the poor seeing, Paul - thanks for sharing!
Hopefully those fine details in the NEB won't stay out of reach for too long.


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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Saturn: 25th May, 2013 new [Re: Carol L]
      #5892143 - 05/30/13 10:51 AM

Paul,
Always enjoy reading your reports and viewing your sketches. As always a fine post.


Ken


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JimPie
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Reged: 11/10/07

Loc: S.E.Michigan
Re: Saturn: 25th May, 2013 new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5892449 - 05/30/13 01:35 PM

Wonderful sketch Paul,
I like all the banding you captured.


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