Re: Am I dreaming...?
I too have a ZSFD. Although this scope is better suited for
widefield views I too tuned it on Saturn several times recently and
last night with a binoviewer. The scope performs far above my
expectations and showed good detail for Saturn. I own several
larger high end scopes and I certainly was taken back by what this
little 80mm could do. I'm not certain on mag. I observed at, but it
was at or above 100x per inch. This is my second WO scope and both
have been an incredible value and of highest quality.
--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "joan_feixas"
> Hi group,
> I am observing Saturn from my heavily polluted Barcelona down town
> skies with my ZSFD + 5mm UO ortho and what I see?
> a crisp Saturn image with a very well defined Cassini division,
> banding on the planet, I would dare to say the Crepe ring (not too
> sure) and 5 moons!!!
> Checking agains Starry Nights thouse are:
> Titan 8.06 app. magnitude
> Rhea 9.44
> Tethys 9.94
> Dione 10.15
> Iapetus 10.85
> I have double checked several times and there is no mistake with
> identification of the moons. No confusing background stars in this
> same area.
> Can we ask more to a 80mm scope from a heavily light poluted area?
> For those who know BCN, I am obseving from just next to Sagrada
> Just wanted to share this with you!
> I go back to the balcony!