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Can you see Saturns's rings?

Started by Buck8one2, 02/18/2006 05:41AM
Posted 02/18/2006 05:41AM | Edited 02/18/2006 05:41AM Opening Post
Hi Folks
I've ony recently started using larger binos in the 10x50mm to 15x70mm range to view and have yet to find a pair that can resolve the Saturns's rings from the planet. I do use a Unimount so holding them steady is not the issue, and I'm not expecting an APO telescope view, I have that. I've even tried some of the Fuji's, while the build quality was better, I didn't see 2 to 3 times the price over the lesser brands in the view. At best with any of them I can see an eliptical object but have never picked out rings from the planet, or am I expecting too much? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Posted 02/21/2006 04:05PM #1

I saw Saturn's rings one time with my 16x70 Fujinons under perfect skies. I see them regularly with my 22x60 Taks.