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    Default Jupiter And Saturn At 4:30AM To 05:30AM



    Aimed my 120mm f/8 refractor at Jupiter and Saturn for the first time this year. Jupiter was very bright with two bands showing, but no orange/white swirls. Tried a number #8 yellow. Also tried a 90mm aperture mask. However, no improvement. Saturn was lower, but put a a slightly better show. Could make out the Cassini Division, but barely. Saw one band, but barely. Clouds were moving in and out of the view of both planets. Thus, used my 15x70 binoculars to have some fun. Well gotta get some sleep.

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    Default Re: Jupiter And Saturn At 4:30AM To 05:30AM

    Well done!
    I am not really surprised with Jupiter low above the horizon. Jupiter is the champion of low / poor contrast details.
    Many details of Saturn are higher in contrast. (apart from bands on it), so it should be better. On Saturn often higher magnifications are reported, or better images. So did you.

    Thanks for your report!
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    Default Re: Jupiter And Saturn At 4:30AM To 05:30AM

    Congrats on the views!

    I pointed a 4" achro at Jupiter on Saturday night, but it was yet too low and the seeing was miserably. A quality view I did not get. I almost pointed the SV at it to capture an image, but I hadn't made my flats yet for my DSO images and didn't want to swap cameras until I'd done that. Should hopefully be some opportunities coming up over the summer for that business.
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