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
August 24, 1999, 9:10 - 9:40 UT, seeing 6 - 7, transparency 2.
Astro-Physics 5.1" f/8.35 EDF refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 135 - 226x with Baader binoviewer.
The shadow of the globe was visible on the rings, giving the planet a 3-D look to it. In the Equatorial Zone (EZ) the Equatorial Band (EB) was visible. Shading was noted on the left or preceding ansae of the B-Ring, which may have been unresolved patches of spokes. Spokes were visible on the following ansae also. The C or Crepe Ring prominent. Cassini Division was noted all the way around the rings including in front of the globe, as was another division further out in the A-Ring which may have been the Encke Minima.