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#1 BillHarris

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

Last Sunday morning I set up in the pasture next door to do some observing. Although the seeing was quite good, the high cirrus clouds and low fog scattered enough moonlight to reduce detail on the Moon.

I turned the Q 3.5 to Saturn and was rewarded with one of the most memorable views of the planet I have had. The ring showed clearly the brightness differences in the A and B rings, as well as the dark Cassini gap at the ansae of the rings. The thin Crepe ring was visible as it crossed the globe, and the shadow of the globe was visible on the ring. And a darker "temperate" band was seen on the globe. And the crowning touch, a satellite (presumably Titan) was seen following.

I need to get out soon and catch Jupiter earlier and Saturn again.


Edited by BillHarris, 29 May 2019 - 01:49 AM.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:33 AM

Wonderful Bill!



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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:34 AM

Saturn under good conditions through a great scope reveals the magic of the universe like few other objects can bow.gif


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 07:48 AM

Great report, Bill!

Thanks very much for sharing.

 

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:39 PM

Nice work Bill!




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