PLANETS

 

 

I saw this amazing sight in a six inch reflector:

I drew Jupter’s moons, and positioned the shadow as I saw it.

–   What a thing to behold;  unforgettable!

Below is a more typiclal view of Jupiter in a smaller telescope,

i.e. 60mm refractor at high power.

It’s still a spectacular sight,

as is a view of Saturn even in a one inch refractor:

I lost sleep for three days after seeing this image

in my son’s little Tasco brand telescope.

I can imagine Galileo’s shock!

The image appears green because the cones of the

eye are most receptive to that color.

 

This is how Saturn looks in a six inch reflector:

 

With your eye right on the eypiece it looks more like this:

Mars looked like this in my six inch:
Ice at the southern pole … how cool is that!
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