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PostSubject: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2011 12:45 pm

Saturn to me is one of the most captivatiing sights in the sky. I have never been able to see any photo capture it's austere beauty. 75,000 miles away with 30% being water. I've read that the dirty water and ice move across the surface well over 90mph. Some say a wayward moon got too close and was ripped apart thus creating the translucent rings, other say the rings are made of raw material that did not coalesce. Anyway I'm looking forward to a good year of Saturn. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2011 12:54 pm

Roy for observing Saturn a light blue filter (Wratten 80A or 82A) will help to see the apparent contrast between the planet's belts and zones but I have found that the filter does not reduce the brightness where more magnification can be obtained. Thanks for the submission.
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PostSubject: Re: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2011 3:37 pm

Wratten #8 by Celestron is the best for any refractor on planetary viewing.
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PostSubject: Re: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2011 5:40 pm

Our observatory's refractor revals the redish-brown huge of the major strom bands. Sometimes however I'll see also a grey green tone near the polar regions. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2011 5:45 pm

I still recomend the #8 especialy for white spots and ovals on Saturn's face.
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PostSubject: Re: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeSat May 21, 2011 11:56 am

34 million years ago Earth had a series of rings from a possible collision between the Moon and an astroid, material ejected.
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PostSubject: Re: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeMon May 23, 2011 10:48 pm

Hi Roy, I'm back!
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PostSubject: Re: SATURN 2011   SATURN 2011 Icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 4:04 pm

I'll be out every night unless the fog comes in over the ocean here in Ventura.
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