what a spectacular show. i setup my 8" dob with dob driver II tracker last night, and was ready to go when the alarm went off at 4:40am this morning. right on time, at 5:02am saturn slipped behind the illuminated side of the moon. it took about a minute and a half for saturn to slip completely behind the moon. the more facsinating part was when saturn emerged from behind the moon at 6:32am. this was on the dark side. i had tracking set up, so suddenly the edge of saturn's rings just popped seemingly out of no where :) very interesting. another minute and a half and i could see saturn fully, even though the sun is well on it's way into the sky now. the seeing was not so great when i got out this morning. the moon actually had some "halo" around it. the air was fairly steady but not terribly transparent. either it cleared, or my eyes cleared, and the viewing turned out pretty good. i even used my 7mm nagler at times, which gives me approx. 171x magnification. a little fuzzy but nice anyway. -b --- 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.