> I was wondering about the darkening you were noticing at the edge of > Saturn's rings. Are you talking about the crepe ring or the B ring Hey All, Crepe ring, B ring, I'm not too schooled here, I guess I need to look it up! Anyhow, The Cassini Div. was obvious, and split the rings into two halves. The outer half appeared "greyer" until I noticed the division in it. (Encke's div, Right?) The ring inside the Cassini div. wasn't really broken up, but did exhibit some coloration right at the limbs of the ball. The colors changed a bit (or perhaps it was my perception of the colors that changed...) but mostly it was a rusty-grey color. The coloration went about halfway across the inner rings towards the Cassini Div. Maybe covering 10 degrees on each side. Any ideas? Thanks for the back slap with the 14th mag galaxies. Didn't see any detail on the companions, didn't expect to either, but rather used the Messier Marathon approach...I saw it, I'm checking it off. I now know that it's possible, and I'll head back later with a larger scope for details. I've been reading "Deep Sky Wonders" by Walter Scott Houston. It's been quite an inspiration..... Thad Thad Robosson starstarcracker@xxxxxxxxx SAC Member, ATM subgroup Chairman, Double star enthusiast Phoenix, Arizona, USA 112 08.03W, 33 32.67N The use of your "delete" key is authorized. --- This message is from the AZ-Observing mailing list. If you wish to be removed from this list, send E-mail to: AZ-Observing-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject: unsubscribe. The list's archive is at: //www.freelists.org/archives/az-observing This is a discussion list. Please send personal inquiries directly to the message author. In other words, do not use "reply" for personal messages. Thanks.