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PostSubject: Saturn in difficult conditions    Saturn in difficult conditions  EmptyWed Aug 24, 2011 12:36 pm

While my relatives were playing cards on my deck, I put my scope on Saturn, and in spite of the deck lighting and the fact that my skies are shite, I was able to pull in Saturn and get my family away from the gin rummy to take a look at Saturn and Titan. I had noticed a greyish spot when I used averted vision, and was able to confirm that it was Rhea, and able to show my 8-year-old great niece both of the moons. Wasn't able to see either Tethys or Dion, but with a 6" scope in bad transparency, I got the best I could.

I was also able to get my neighbour to come over for a look, after the family had gone to bed. This is a good way to meet a neighbour, as I hadn't realized that he had replaced my previous neighbour. I have to move to somewhere you can see stars at night.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturn in difficult conditions    Saturn in difficult conditions  EmptyWed Aug 24, 2011 12:37 pm

I managed to scope Saturn a couple of weeks ago - I hadn't seen it since we crossed the rings and now it looks upside down - however, the rings are no longer longer blocking the prominent equatorial band
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PostSubject: Re: Saturn in difficult conditions    Saturn in difficult conditions  EmptyWed Aug 24, 2011 12:40 pm

hi, where do you live atm? that is an impressive way to meet a neighbour lol Smile

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