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November 22th, 2009, 9:00 - 9:30 UT, seeing variable from 4 - 5 (mostly fair, sometimes settling down to good, so not a lot of fine detail was visible), transparency 5.0.

TMB 175mm f/8 refractor on a homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 264x - 298x with Baader binoviewer. Filters used: none, Baader Moon & Skyglow filter.

In the above sketch the preceding limb is on the left, the following limb is on the right, south is at the top, and north is at the bottom. The North Polar region is now tilted towards the Earth.

The South Polar Region appeared tan in color.

The Equatorial Zone appeared light yellow in color.

The North Polar Region appeared green in color.

The shadow of the globe was visible on the following (right hand side) of the rings. The rings cast a shadow on the front of the globe.

Four satellites were visible near Saturn including Rhea, Dione, Tethys, and Titan.