Sunday, July 30, 2017

Observing Saturn

We had some friends up last night.  Katie is my daughter's best friend from elementary school; Chris is her Australian husband.  They now live in Mountain View, a place ill-suited to people not already billionaires.  We dragged out the 5" refractor last night.  As usual, the Moon provided lots of oohs and aahs, but Saturn never ceases to amaze.  At 220x, the rings are not only quite visible, but for brief moments of non-turbulent air, Cassini's Division was clearly visible at the ansae of the rings.

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