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Saturn from Lowell


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Paul G. Abel
Time of observation
22/07/2018 - 06:01
609.6mm OG
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An observation of Saturn I made on our last night at the Lowell Observatory- again using the 24 inch Clark Refractor.  This was one of my finest views of Saturn I've ever had- the detail on both the globe and the rings was very impressive.  Interestingly, although there was a darker cap at the NPR, at no time did it look structured- I am therefore of the opinion that the Polar Hexagon cannot be seen visually and why there is no record of it's existence pre-Voyager.

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