Saturn occultation of BY Cancri

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Saturn occultation of BY Cancri

Postby albireo » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:26 pm

My observation was ruined by cloud [:(] [:(] [:(]
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RE: Saturn occultation of BY Cancri

Postby big dipper » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:40 pm

Ditto here [:(]
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RE: Saturn occultation of BY Cancri

Postby les » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:46 am

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RE: Saturn occultation of BY Cancri

Postby asterixhb » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:40 am

All day long I had beautiful sunshine. Had the scope set up by 16:00 and waited[image]http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/micons/m9.gif[/image]. Around 17:15 the first signs of cloud appeared[image]http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/micons/m12.gif[/image]; 18:00 approx 90% cloud cover[image]http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/micons/m13.gif[/image]. When it was dark enough to polar align, there was a gap in the cloud that I estimated would give me about a minute, just enough for this event. That done, I waited and waited. By 19:15, having missed the first parts of the event, and with 110% certainty of not being able to see the star re-emerge later on, I decided to call it a night[image]http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/micons/m14.gif[/image]. I then dismantled everything and whilst checking around to make sure I had put everything away, I had one last glance up at where I knew Saturn was hiding. However, was it hiding? No, there it was through a large gap in all of its glory. Are planets capable of mockery, 'cos I'm sure Saturn was having a damn good attempt at it!! [image]http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/micons/m15.gif[/image]
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RE: Saturn occultation of BY Cancri

Postby les » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:56 pm

HI Asterixhb,
You can see it coming cant you? Some clever clogs who not only had clear skies during the occultation,but also managed to get a great image of BY shining through the Cassini division,just to make the rest of us jealous.[:@]
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