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Paul G. Abel
sage


Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Saturn: 01/06/13
      #5897905 - 06/02/13 02:09 PM

Greetings all,

Please find attached a Saturn drawing made last night in rather poor conditions. As well as taken intensity estimates, the planet was examined in W#25A (red), W#80A (light blue), W#47 (violet), W#21 (orange) and W#58. Things of note:

Globe:

SPR now visible, so too is the ShRG which now appear above the ansae in the south
EB seems to have been present
NEB broad. At times I was of the impression of a number of darker sections within the NEB(s).
NEB seems to give way to a darker NTropZ?
NTB hard to see tonight.
NPR a vague dark region in the far north.


Rings:

A-Ring of a brownish hue.
Cassini Division seen, though only at ansae edges
B1-Ring bright, white in colour.
B2-Ring present near to the C-Ring

At times it seemed there were a number of fine details on the disk but it was impossible to record them in time.

Best wishes,
-Paul




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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5898134 - 06/02/13 04:20 PM

Always impressed by the amount of color and detail

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Paul G. Abel
sage


Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5898188 - 06/02/13 04:59 PM

Thanks Jef. I am struggling to see much more than the bare details this apparition as the seeing has been so poor.

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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5898417 - 06/02/13 08:05 PM

Nice work as always Paul. I like the darker shadings.

Ken


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Asbytec
Guy in a furry hat
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5898709 - 06/02/13 11:23 PM

Sweet color detection, Paul. Very nice obs.

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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Asbytec]
      #5898837 - 06/03/13 12:43 AM

Nice work, what´s the eyepiece you use at 167x ?

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Paul G. Abel
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Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5901169 - 06/04/13 05:51 AM

Thanks all, it is very frustrating not to get the fine details though, might have to venture far south for a the next opposition. I am reasonably happy with the colours in this one.

@Aquarellia I use 6mm WA planetary eyepiece which gives me x167


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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5901803 - 06/04/13 01:19 PM

I love your sketch and its subtle colors, well done !

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Tamas Bognar
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5902033 - 06/04/13 03:31 PM

Fine sketch !

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JimPie
professor emeritus


Reged: 11/10/07

Loc: S.E.Michigan
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #5903009 - 06/05/13 12:20 AM

Paul,
Impressive sketch and even more impressive observing skills!
Well done!


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Andrev
Post Laureate
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Saturn: 01/06/13 new [Re: JimPie]
      #5903173 - 06/05/13 02:36 AM

Beautiful sketch Paul.

Andre.


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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: 01/06/13 new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5903549 - 06/05/13 10:19 AM

Paul,

Very good drawing of Saturn .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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