Friday, March 07, 2008

Saturn and Mars.

Just managed to pop out with the Opticron as it is nice and clear and Saturn and Mars are up!

Saturn is hiding among the branches of a tall tree next door but I did manage some closeups with the spotting scope, the rings are easily resolved. Saturn never ceases to impress although I was thinking that I don't recall seeing Saturn with the rings fully open.

Mars is high overhead above Orion and just to the right of Castor and Pollux, the disk is easily resolved by the Opticron but quite small although the colour is very distinct even to a colour blind person like myself.


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