Posted 25 February 2004 - 08:29 AM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:58 AM
A 16x50 binocular with the Fully-Multi Coatings will get Saturn resolved (showing the rings) with Ideal skies!
I know some of the others have seen Saturn resolved with a 15x70 Oberwerk Binocular.
P.S.- What brand 16x50 do you own?
Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:51 AM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:33 PM
I can see the black space with my Obie 15x70s and Pentax 16x60s but not with my Pentax 12x50s.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 01:15 PM
30x does the trick much better in average to poor conditions.
That said I can even distinguish Saturn from any other celestial object through my very good 7 x 42s , so I suspect you could have been looking at the wrong object in this case.
Try again tonight if it's clear and you should be able to at last see it having the appearance of having "ears"
Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:28 PM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:28 PM
Maybe it's just an astigmatism?
Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:13 AM