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Saturn Image 2012/04/06(UT)
Paul G. Abel

Paul G. Abel(203mm reflector)
Some good seeing meant that this was my best view of Saturn for the current apparition. Still the features on Saturn are a little bland. NEB broad, I suspected some darker sections in both NEB(S) and NEB(B). EZ seemed to be two different shades with EZ(n) being the darker part. NTropZ looked greenish with a grey NPR. A faint belt seemed to be present in the far south (presumably the SEB).
Rings: A-Ring a light brownish colour, Cassini Division well seen and I was able to trace the rings quite away. B1-Ring bright and white in colour, B2-Ring subtle and light grey, C-Ring best seen at ansae edges. ShRG seen through the C-Ring.
Intensity estimates made in IL, W#25A and W#80A, Titan looked distinctly reddish in colour.

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]
Satoshi Ota (309mm Newtonian)

[Tomigusuku city Okinawa Japan]
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