Drawing Saturn’s Globe and Rings

Part of the Astronomers’ Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


There is no better way to train the eye to detect features, especially the more elusive ones, in the atmosphere of Saturn, or phenomena in the rings, than to make full-disk drawings at the eyepiece. Drawings of Saturn, with accompanying descriptive reports, have a threefold purpose:
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    To keep observers constantly aware of phenomena seen or suspected on the planet’s globe and in the rings

  2. 2.

    To establish a reliable, permanent lasting record of visual observations

  3. 3.

    To help develop and maintain an observer’s sensitivity to perceive subtle detail at the threshold of vision



Contrast Sensitivity Universal Time Central Meridian International Astronomical Union Descriptive Report 
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