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 17, 1999, 3:45 - 4:10 UT, seeing 5, transparency 5. System I Central Meridian 136.0 degrees, System II Central Meridian 334.9 degrees.
Astro-Physics 7.1" f/9 EDT refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 250x with Baader binoviewer.
Two white ovals visible in North Polar Region. Two red bars or rods on North Equatorial Belt north (NEBn), one blue festoon along NEBs. White patches following festoons. Third festoon connected to South Equatorial Belt north (SEBn). Equatorial Zone appears dusky. Large oval between SEBs and South Temperate Belt. South South Temperate Belt very wide.