A Little Wonder

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A Little Wonder

Postby Nightspore » Wed May 27, 2015 8:46 pm

I got my first real look at Saturn early this morning. It was at transit at 00:50 BST at an altitude of about 17 degrees. Although I think it was a clearer night a couple of days earlier I decided to give it a go. I used my Mak with a 15mm Celestron Omni EP to give me an 86.6x magnification at first. I had to wait for Saturn to clear a slight obstruction so I could get the red dot reflex sight on it, but I was gobsmacked when I eventually focused into it. I think everyone says the same thing about first seeing Saturn, and I'm no exception, it almost seemed unreal. I eventually stepped up the magnification to 104x and 208x. I watched it for about an hour and could distinctly see the Cassini Division and some colour detail. The weather conditions weren't perfect, but I was impressed. I've even written a poem about it (picture by courtesy of Celestia 1.6.1).

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