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Saturn Sketches and Observations

Here is a collection of some of my Saturn sketches and observing reports I have made over the years. Note it does not include numerous observing reports and sketches that I have made since 1974.

Also in 1978 I purchased a C-90, and in addition to using it for observing I started to do astrophotography. This continued when I bought a C8 in 1980, and from the early to mid-1980's I did a lot of deep-sky. I still observed but did not make sketches during this time.

The first time I observed Saturn through a telescope was in 1974, and I made my first sketch of it in 1975.

You can select the sketches individually from the list below or select one and scroll down to the bottom and the click the arrow button to view the rest of them.

The Saturn Nomenclature page has information on how to identify features in Saturn's atmosphere including belts, zones and the rings.

January 3, 1976

Saturn occultation of star 28 Sagittarii, July 3, 1989 (observing report)

September 14, 1997

September 12, 1998

October 25, 1998

August 24, 1999

November 28, 1999

October 26, 2000

December 30, 2000

October 5, 2001

November 10, 2001

December 8, 2001

December 31, 2001

January 23, 2002

September 10, 2002

October 6, 2002

December 8, 2002

January 13, 2003

January 19, 2003

December 28, 2003

April 11th, 2005 (observing report)

June 27th, 2005 (observing report)

October 20th, 2005 (observing report)

August - September, 2005 (observing report)

January 30th, 2006 (observing report)

December 29th, 2006 (observing report)

May 6th, 2007 (observing report)

October 8th, 2007 (observing report)

October 15th, 2007 (observing report)

November 19th, 2009 (observing report)

March 16th, 2009

November 22th, 2009

May 13th, 2011

March 22nd, 2012

Click left arrow below to view Saturn Nomenclature page or right arrow to view Saturn sketches.