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Saturn Image 2011/03/08(UT)
David Gray,John Sussenbach,Paul G. Abel,Fattinnanzi Cristian,Frank J Melillo,Frederick Goujon,Damian Peach,Marco Guidi,David Arditti
David Gray (415mm Dall-Kirkham)|
[David Gray: Spennymoor Co. Durham,United Kingdom]
John Sussenbach(280mm SC)|
Since the storm is the brightest in green
and red I used an orange filter. Further I used a methane filter
(880nm/50nm) with a bandwidth of 50 nm. The storm is also visible at this
Seeing was fair.
Paul G. Abel(203mm reflector)|
Here's the results of my mammoth Saturn observation last night. I made three
drawings,all of which show the two main bright spots in the northern
hemisphere. I have to say I thought these two would be easier to see than they
are; I had a little difficulty in making out there boundaries and shape,this
may well be due to the fact that seeing was only average at best,and the planet
does not achieve a high altitude.
The last drawing was made with a blue (#80A) filter- the storms were easier to
see in this light than in normal unfiltered light. Intensity estimates were
made in unfiltered light.
[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]
Satoshi Ota (309mm Newtonian)|
[Tomigusuku city Okinawa Japan]
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Fattinnanzi Cristian (360mm Newtonian)|
This evening the weather conditions were almost good,only the cold made it difficult filming!
Saturn still shows the beautiful northern hemisphere storm ..... who knows what will happen?
The brightness of the satellite Tethys was raised separately from the rest of the image.
A second image obtained shortly after the one posted last night. Slightly
better conditions allow us to see some more details of the structure of the storm.
[Fattinnanzi Cristian : Montecassiano ITALY]
Frank J Melillo(254mm SC)|
[Frank J Melillo Holtsville NY U.S.A]
Kozawa Tokujiro(315mm Newtonian)|
(Kozawa Tokujiro : Hachiouji-City Tokyo Japan)
Frederick Goujon (180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain)
[Frederick Goujon Paris,France]
Here are some images and an animation from March 8th. Variable seeing throughout,fair at best.
Damian Peach (350mm Celestron SCT)|
The head of the storm is visible. Perhaps more interestingly a clear spoke like feature rotating in the rings on the right ansa within Ring B. Looks a very similar feature as those reported by Marc and Cristian this evening.
[Damian Peach: Loudwater,Buckinghamshire,United Kingdom]
Marco Guidi ( 406mm Newton )|
in this picture are visible the spokes also visible in the pictures of Peach and Fattinnanzi the same day
Here are my results from March 08, a night of good seeing at last. Much of the
North Tropical Storm is visible as well as numerous small spots in the dark belt
S of the storm.
[David Arditti: Edgware Middlesex HA8 5LW: United Kingdom]