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Re: The giants!

Started by jadamslh, 10/09/2002 06:38AM
Posted 10/09/2002 06:38AM Opening Post
Got up yesterday morning at 5:00 A.M. and set up in my back yard. Seeing was excellent for Calif. central coast [it's dark here, but Mr. Marine Layer is always about].
Saturn was awesome in my 10" f 6.3 SCT, which is not maybe the best planetary scope, but I was seeing cloudbands in some detail with a pair of 16.8 mm. MegaVistas in the BV. The 10.5 mm's were a bit mushy.
Jupiter took my breath away! The air was still, except for a minor amount of thermal activity, with crystal moments. It was shirtsleeve weather, and looks to continue for a few days. I'm stoked! Guess I'll double my efforts to complete that folded refractor project!