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19 years 3 months ago #10176 by dave_lillis
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Cooooool :P
Now that I look at DaveG's image again, I can see it !!
So this is real, you learn something new everyday.
I wonder can you see this effect visually through the scope?

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19 years 3 months ago #10179 by michaeloconnell
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In steady seeing and relatively high mag, I'd bet you can.

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19 years 3 months ago #10254 by dave_lillis
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I was flicking back through some old astro books here and found some Voyager images of saturn.
In some, you can see the globe of saturn through the outer ring.
Its amazing what you miss when you're looking for something else.

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19 years 3 months ago #10264 by Seanie_Morris
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I was flicking back through some old astro books here and found some Voyager images of saturn.
In some, you can see the globe of saturn through the outer ring.
Its amazing what you miss when you're looking for something else.


Don't forget, distance is the factor there. That gap is a couple hundred miles wide, and the Hubble picks it up perfectly from Earth. Dave Gradwell's fine image definitley shows the globe through the rings, no doubt about it, and I believe I am seeing the same in your photo Dave Lillis.

Aperture of the instrument in question coupled with viewing conditions...


...as well as cheating with the digital photography! :P (sorry Mike!)

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19 years 3 months ago #10265 by dave_lillis
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cheating ??
oh boy, you've done it now :lol: :wink:

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19 years 3 months ago #10268 by michaeloconnell
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Dave,
NOW you know what I've to deal with up here! I've my hands full with him!!
:)

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