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Posted by Glenn Muller on February 25, 2002 14:44:17 UTC

Nice report. When observing Saturn there a a few subtle features that you might be able to pick up if the seeing is good:
1. Cassini's division - the dark line that separates the main inner ring from the main outer ring
2. bands on the the globe, like Jupiter's only fainter
3. the shadow of the globe on the rings - right now it is not much more than a dark sliver where the globe overlays the rings at the 1 o'clock position (inverted view).
4. the moons - Titan is usually easy to spot, but you might catch 2 or 3 others.

Clear skies,

Glenn

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