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Old 27-04-2011, 10:37 PM
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It is a WOW

In a few months I will be turning 60. But tonight, after 3 + years of waiting I plainly saw the Cassini Division. At 200x there was a big bold black separator on both sides of Jupiter and it was an 'oh wow'.

I also managed to grab Rhea, Tethys, Titan and Dione.

For the first time in a long time it was dark, clear and stable so I was also able to see NGC 3199 with direct vision and no filter at 44x.

It is just so sweet to be under clear skies again.... even if only for 2 hours.
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Old 27-04-2011, 11:45 PM
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Well done on seeing the Cassini division on Jupiter!!Thats definitely a first!
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Old 28-04-2011, 08:45 AM
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hmmmm perhaps I should have waited till I was a little more awake and a little less excited?

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Old 28-04-2011, 08:54 AM
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Onya Brian! Ah, the good ol' sleep deprivation has a lot to answer for, yes?

Glad you had a good night though!
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Old 28-04-2011, 11:30 AM
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Well done Brian. Will try this weekend.
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Old 28-04-2011, 11:39 AM
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Onya Brian! Ah, the good ol' sleep deprivation has a lot to answer for, yes?

Glad you had a good night though!
Thats it sleep deprivation, or just brain malfunction


Nevertheless it was a fun night. Dark clear stable even managed to see with direct vision at 44x NGC 3199.

It was a swaying mist of luminosity.

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Old 28-04-2011, 11:42 AM
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Well done Brian. Will try this weekend.
If you have a clear and stable night it should not be a problem. The rings have really opened up.

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