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Thread: How to see Saturn

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    moving on......

    The bigger the scope you have the larger you can magnify but given our generally poor conditions in this country you will struggle to get it over 200x anyway - what grabbing the extra light does however give you is more detail on the planet - with mine the other night I could clearly see stripes on the disc and at one point a tiny white storm cloud drifted accross.

    I think the most moons I've seen around it is 5, its great to look out on another night and see that they have moved

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    When we had our highest magnification we couldn't see it at all because of the lack of light so we had to scale it down. Could clearly see the planet had rings around it and 3 moons but couldn't see any detail.

    Still awesome though.

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    It was quite low though and you would have lost some detail to the wobbliness of the atmosphere it will climb a little higher later in the night

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    But I'm usually asleep later in the night.

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    it is also quite dim at the moment as the rings are closed - more light = more detail

    Jupiter should be good in the summer

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    :faints:

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    with yours you should easily be able to see the red spot if it is on view that is another moment

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