Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    lodastro's Avatar
    lodastro is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 800, Level: 15
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 100
    Overall activity: 0%
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    108
    Points
    800
    Level
    15
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 26x 11 Posts

    Talking FINALLY was able to see Saturn



    So this evening I decided to give Saturn a shot, even though I have to wake up early. I certainly wasn't disappointed. I was able to get Saturn in the center of my 26mm before I zoomed in with a 9.7mm EP.

    Amazing. That is the only was I could describe it.

    I have always seen it through pictures, never with my own eyes. I also attended a star party a couple of days ago for my first time, and that was pretty interesting. Many different people came out, too many kids though for me to bring my telescope out (too new).

    Now I need a 2x barlow!
    “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
    ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    ETX-90AT UHTC/ 26 & 9.7 EP/ Seymour solar filter/ no time but all the desire

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to lodastro For This Useful Post:

    jproffitt1 (04-09-2012)

  3. #2
    claws's Avatar
    claws is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 5,552, Level: 51
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 198
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points400+ Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    rio vista ca
    Posts
    314
    Points
    5,552
    Level
    51
    Thanks
    166
    Thanked 84x 64 Posts

    Default

    I envy you. I was going to attempt a shot at Saturn tonight myself but the clouds have rolled in again and are supposed to stay through the night. Congratulations on your view.

    Kim

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    XT8 dob and 9x50 raci finder, Nexstar 6SE, Lunt LS35THa
    ES82degree 30mm ES82degree 8.8mm

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    25mm Plossl
    GSO 2" and 1.25" Barlows, Celestron 6.3
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    , Antares 0.5 focal reducer.
    Samsung SCB-2000

  4. #3
    lodastro's Avatar
    lodastro is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 800, Level: 15
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 100
    Overall activity: 0%
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    108
    Points
    800
    Level
    15
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 26x 11 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by claws View Post
    I envy you. I was going to attempt a shot at Saturn tonight myself but the clouds have rolled in again and are supposed to stay through the night. Congratulations on your view.

    Kim
    hopefully the clouds will clear up for you. I am in a heavily light polluted area (virginia beach) and Saturn was barely over the horizon with no moon out yet. I'm sure the view would have been much better if I could wait until Saturn was high, but either way I am very happy.
    “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
    ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    ETX-90AT UHTC/ 26 & 9.7 EP/ Seymour solar filter/ no time but all the desire

  5. #4
    kinka's Avatar
    kinka is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 2,567, Level: 32
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 33
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!400+ Posts AchievementFirst 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Gaithersburg, MD USA
    Posts
    243
    Points
    2,567
    Level
    32
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 59x 47 Posts

    Default

    Nice. Saturn is out right now in my area. Clouds but I saw it yesterday. It is one of the objects that I like to look at the most.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    XT10, Orion 8x50
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    , Telrad
    Orion
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    25mm, 20mm, 12.5 mm, 9mm, 7.5mm Plossl eyepieces,
    Vixen NLV 25mm Lantahnum
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ,
    Orion 2x Shorty
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Plus
    Orion LaserMate Collimator, Rigel Aline
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Cap
    Orion Padded Carrying Case

  6. #5
    unclejpl4x4's Avatar
    unclejpl4x4 is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 1,101, Level: 19
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 99
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    southern jersey
    Posts
    15
    Points
    1,101
    Level
    19
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2x 2 Posts

    Default

    I been waiting to see Saturn my self but the clouds and trees are saying no

  7. #6
    Klesk14's Avatar
    Klesk14 is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 7,744, Level: 61
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 106
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points400+ Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Milton, Ontario
    Posts
    467
    Points
    7,744
    Level
    61
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 92x 83 Posts

    Default

    I saw Saturn last night for the first time! It was so awesome I was excited!

    I could also see the Cassini Division!
    C11 EdgeHD Telescope / CGEM
    12.5mm Orion Plossl Illuminated, 23mm Axiom LX
    8mm Ethos, 31mm Nagler
    2x Tele Vue Powermate
    Canon Rebel T3i (600D)

  8. #7
    jproffitt1's Avatar
    jproffitt1 is offline Banned
    Points: 11,635, Level: 74
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 115
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10 Days registered5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!400+ Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,862
    Points
    11,635
    Level
    74
    Thanks
    1,449
    Thanked 675x 477 Posts

    Default

    Congrats on your first Saturn viewing! It's one of those moments most never forget.

  9. #8
    lodastro's Avatar
    lodastro is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 800, Level: 15
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 100
    Overall activity: 0%
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    108
    Points
    800
    Level
    15
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 26x 11 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jproffitt1 View Post
    Congrats on your first Saturn viewing! It's one of those moments most never forget.
    It definitely was. I brought my wife outside ot let her have a look. She is usually not impressed by anything, but she came out and saw the rings and immediately said "wow, that's actually pretty cool." She never thought there was actual rings until she saw them for herself.
    “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
    ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    ETX-90AT UHTC/ 26 & 9.7 EP/ Seymour solar filter/ no time but all the desire

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Finally, Saturn with the 2x Televue
    By gberger in forum Astronomy Reports Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-25-2012, 01:45 PM
  2. Finally........ Saturn
    By jbrinkley0826 in forum Saturn Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-03-2012, 04:13 AM
  3. Finally Saturn
    By joecamel75 in forum Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-17-2011, 01:06 AM
  4. YES!! Finally saw Saturn!!
    By pedalmasher in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 01-20-2011, 05:51 PM
  5. Saturn, finally
    By subdivision in forum Astronomy Reports Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-21-2010, 02:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:46 AM.