Choosing A Telescope
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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 29, 1998, 1:20 - 1:35 UT, seeing 5 (0 worst, 10 best), transparency 5.5. System I Central Meridian 112.5 degrees, System II Central Meridian 354.2 degrees.
Astro-Physics 7.1" f/9 EDT refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 184x with Baader binoviewer.
South Polar Region appeared mottled, and had a "cap" to it. South Equatorial Belt appeared striated. Equatorial Zone near the preceding limb a large blue-gray colored sail shaped feature was noted, followed two loop festoons. Second festoon was superimposed on two ovals. A red bar or rod was noted along the northern edge of the North Equatorial Belt, opposite four ovals embedded in the North Equatorial Belt south. North Polar Region appeared mottled, had a "cap" to it, and contained a dark spot or condensation, as well as a white oval with a dark small condensation near the middle of it.