Choosing A Telescope
Telescope Aperture Considerations
Introduction to Planetary Sketching
Refractor Dobsonian Style Mounts
The Bonds: Pioneers of American Astronomy
Saturn's Encke Minima and Encke Division
Nature and Travel Photography
Recommended Astronomy Books
September 28, 1987, 2:18 - 2:42 UT, seeing 4 (0 worst, 5 best), transparency 5. System I Central Meridian 174.5°, System II Central Meridian 121.1°.
Astro-Physics 6" f/9 refractor on Byers 58 equatorial mount. Magnification 114x - 172x.
South is at the top of this sketch, following is on the right hand side, north is at the bottom of the sketch, and preceding is on the left hand side.
The South Polar Region appeared light green in color. The South South South Temperate Zone (SSSTZ) South South South Temperate Belt (SSSTB), South South Temperate Zone (SSTZ), South South Temperate Belt (SSTB), South Temperate Zone (STZ), and South Temperate Belt (STB) were visible, and the white oval DE was visible along the northern edge of the STB in the South Tropical Zone (STrZ).
The South Equatorial Belt, south (SEBs), and South Equatorial Belt north (SEBn) were light brown in color and were bisected by the South Equatorial Belt zone (SEBz). A white oval was embedded in the SEBn. Along the SEBn there appeared to be a festoon that was connected to an elongated festoon.
The North Equatorial Belt (NEB) appeared light brown in color and had a bay along its northern edge. The North Tropical Zone (NTrZ), the North Temperate Belt (NTB) and North Temperate Zone (NTZ). The North Temperate Zone was visible from the following or right limb and had a white oval in it. The North Polar Region appeared light green in color.