[AZ-Observing] Re: Good Seeing at Messier Marathon

  • From: Jack Jones <telescoper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:27:22 -0700

I took a look at Saturn Fri night and it looked just plain odd with its 
almost-closed rings and Titan at the ring edge. It stood on end in my scope, 
like the Greek letter phi with a period.


Tom Polakis wrote:
> As is often the case in the hours before the first cirrus arrives, the seeing 
> on the desert floor was very good last night.  I had my 18" scope at 600x, 
> and the image of Saturn was holding up well.  Since I brought the camera 
> along, I took a pause from the marathon to shoot this image.
> http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/110757019
> As the clouds thickened, it turned into a long pause lasting until well past 
> sunrise.
> Tom
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