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 25, 1998, 5:00 - 5:30 UT, seeing 6 - 7, transparency 5.
Astro-Physics 7.1" f/9 EDT refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 184 - 283x with Baader binoviewer.
The northern edge of the South Equatorial Belt (SEB) appeared irregular in outline and near the preceding or left edge looked serrated. Also light colored material visible in SEB. Equatorial Band visible in Equatorial Zone. Encke Minima visible in following ansae in A-Ring. A-Ring darker then B-Ring. Spokes visible in inner portion of B-Ring, as well as several ring divisions. The C or Crepe Ring prominent. Titan resolved as a disk and was a light red color.