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Saturn drawing: 31/05/11

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Saturn drawing: 31/05/11

Posted by Paul Abel at 18:58 on 2011 Jun 01

Greetings all,I just thought I'd share a Saturn drawing with you that I made last night- it doesn't show very much I'm afraid as the seeing was rather poor, still I found the colours rather striking.Best wishes,-Paul.

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Posted by Andrea Tasselli at 20:49 on 2011 Jun 01

Interesting. I don't recollect ever having seen or percived the EB or the Tr zones/bands in any shade of red this apparition. To me they always look some shade of yellow or cream colour.Andrea T.

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Posted by Robin Vann at 13:24 on 2011 Jun 05

I have observed a broadish pinkish/orangish belt in the northern hemisphere on 2 occasions this apparition: faintly on the 27th. February (AII/III T4/5); and easily discernable and more orange on 7th. April (AIII T4/5).I am unsure whether the belt was the NEB or NTB. It seemed rather far N for the NEB but too broad to be an NTB.

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Posted by Robin Vann at 13:26 on 2011 Jun 05

Whoops! Forgot to say that Paul's drawing is a good representation of the belt I observed in terms of colour, position and breadth.