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
October 13, 1999 2:40 - 3:00 UT, seeing 8 - 9, transparency 5.5. System I Central Meridian 186.6 degrees, System II Central Meridian 56.4 degrees.
Astro-Physics 5.1" f/8.35 EDF refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 308x with Baader binoviewer.
South Polar Region (SPR) tan brown in color, had a "cap" to it, and is slightly darker then the rest of the SPR. Dark condensation visible in South Tropical Zone (STZ), and in South Polar the Great Red Spot (GRS) appears light red or light pink, and larger then last time. Ovals BE and FA visible south of the RSH/GRS. Io and its shadow visible near left or preceding limb. South Equatorial Belt (SEB) following GRS/RSH is grey. Equatorial Zone appears shaded.
North Equatorial Belt brown, with dark columns and white ovals visible along NEB south (NEBs). Rift visible in NEB center (NEBc). North Polar Region is aqua-marine in color. The moons appeared as disks, with Callisto appearing light gray in color, Io white/light yellow/light orange, Europa white, and Ganymede light-medium yellow. This drawing was published in the April 2000 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine.