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(Universe Today)   Today marks Saturn reaching opposition, or when Earth is mostly perfectly in-line between Saturn and the Sun, and thus when Saturn is shines the brightest   (universetoday.com) divider line 62
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2013-04-28 03:33:51 PM
I highly doubt the human eye -or even most backyard telescopes- would be able to tell the difference
 
2013-04-28 04:48:04 PM

Andric: My GF got me a telescope for my birthday, and I saw Saturn through it the other night.  It was a humbling experience.


Yup.
Got my first telescope for Christmas in 8th grade and dragged it out on a cold COLD night to see
Saturn.

It wasn't much - a bright ball inside of a bright ring - but DAMN! that image has stuck with me all these years:
There it is -actually out there - part of a big Solar System and bigger universe.

Humbling and causing awe.
 
2013-04-28 04:53:33 PM
megarian

Saturn ascends, choose one or ten. Hang on or be humbled again.

Exactly what I was going to post....

/mind reader?
 
2013-04-28 05:00:29 PM

New Age Redneck: megarian

Saturn ascends, choose one or ten. Hang on or be humbled again.

Exactly what I was going to post....

/mind reader?


Yes I am.

And you've got some sick shiat going on up there. ;)
 
2013-04-28 05:43:43 PM
megarian

Yes I am.
And you've got some sick shiat going on up there. ;)


*clicks profile*

*blushes*

*looks at feet*

Aw, shucks. Cheers. :D
 
2013-04-28 07:40:20 PM

change1211: Shame it's cloudy.


Also a little too much moon.  Give it a few days.
 
2013-04-28 08:35:47 PM

Ab3: dbeshear: Ab3: But how will this impact Uranus?

Bend over and let Pag1107's 8 inch "Newtonian" find out.

I know jokes about Uranus would get me in the end...


Bummer, dude.
 
2013-04-28 10:43:28 PM
Oh, that's so nice to know, with my new telescope on this rainy night.

But really, recent telescope, Saturn has been beautiful.  When I can see it.

Celestron Nexstar 127 Mak, for anyone who cares......
 
2013-04-28 11:30:41 PM
douchebag/hater:

Andric: My GF got me a telescope for my birthday, and I saw Saturn through it the other night. It was a humbling experience.

Yup.
Got my first telescope for Christmas in 8th grade and dragged it out on a cold COLD night to see
Saturn.

It wasn't much - a bright ball inside of a bright ring - but DAMN! that image has stuck with me all these years:
There it is -actually out there - part of a big Solar System and bigger universe.

Humbling and causing awe.


When I was around 8 - 9 years old, my mom got invited to a NYE party at a friend's who lived in D.C., and she took me along because (I don't even remember why) said friend had access to telescopes at the Naval Observatory, and the party moved there. I got to see Saturn through my first real telescope that night.

Decades later I was watching NASA TV as Cassini / Huygens reached Saturn orbit and went through radio blackout as it *passed through the rings*... I thought to myself... "Yeah, this is -still- a farking rush."
 
2013-04-28 11:55:20 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: meow said the dog: LAUGHTER OL all that was seen by me was Uranus!  LAUGHTER OL if you do not get it this is the pun because you are seeing that Saturn is the planet but also so is Uranus however if you do the word of Uranus it sounds as if I am referring to the body part of you!  LAUGHTER OL!

I note a disturbing trend. Slowly, quietly, more and more Farkers are posting with language issues similar to yours.

It may be the end of the world.


I think the only issues are the issues of you with the language that is of Meow which is the easier of the understanding of her.
 
2013-04-29 12:27:35 AM

pag1107: Looked at it Friday night with my 8" Newtonian. Looked great. Could see a few moons too.


Damn neighbors.

I'll be looking at it with a couple astronomers (one from NASA JPL, I forget where the other's from) Tuesday night at my usual shiny toy, in various mid-infrared wavelengths (which penetrate various depths into the atmospheres of gas giants).  The last couple times it was Jupiter, but now that's setting too soon after twilight.
 
2013-04-29 04:05:36 PM
I hate how everyone always uses space news as an excuse to take a jab at Uranus...
 
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