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Saturn Image 2012/01/12(UT)

Paul G. Abel

Paul G. Abel(203mm reflector)
Here's my first Saturn drawing of the 2011-2012 apparition. Alas seeing was only average at best, and so there is not a great detail to be seen. The NEB now seems to be quite broad and I had difficulty in determining where the belt ended and the EZ. Reasonably sure a faint EB was present. NTB seen, and the NTropZ and NTZ seemed to have a greenish tint. Now, I cannot be certainty, but I suspected that there might have been two faint spots, one in the NTZ and one in the NTropZ, both near the proc. limb. The NTB also appeared to be darker and perhaps less irregular near here too. Obviously we shall need to see what others have seen/imaged at this longitudes to be sure.

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]
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