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Saturn and Mars
Well im keeping my eye on the clouds once again there broken at moment some sunshine here early evening 5-30pm infact ..im hoping by the time it gets dark i can go out with the new scope its a tal-1 i just purchased..im hoping to see saturn and mars...i mean hoping too as it keeps clouding over at night and im getting a bit fed up with the british weather lol..anyways .it will be the first time i get to use this tal-1 i read reviews about it and they all seem very good..kinda excited and praying that there will be enough breaks in the clouds to at least let me try it out, had it over a week now and not had one clear night ...
Mars is pretty small in the eyepiece, as it's always worth remembering that the planet is only roughly half the size of Earth. Higher power will reveal surface detail including the north polar cap, but that will always depends on how much magnification your scope can take.
Just letting you know what to expect.
When it comes to Saturn yes you should see the rings, and keep an eye out for Saturn's largest Moon, Titan.
Thanks Betelguese...Managed to view Saturn SE from my garden about 10-30 pm the other night 1st clear night in a long time..was nice the rings were very clear and on high power could just make out some cloud belts faintly ..titon i could see too very well...now back to mars..so disapointed as it looks so small can see the color ok but is just a tiny disk..going to invest in some more eye pieces to see if it helps any ..but eventually will purchase a bigger scope..as for the stars i can tell this Tal 1 reflector as some potential but i`m still troubled with haze or complete clouds...thinks i may invest in some oxygen tanks and climbing gear then take my scope up mount everest lol..away from all this cloud ..i live in the country so i`m not trouble by town or city lights but to the left and one in front i have two street lamps shining right into my garden .there a pain too ..my fence is 6ft high another 6ft higher wud be great lol..anyways we have again had cloud cover for the last week...all day today too but i see it breaking so i`m fingers crossed that by night fall around 9-30pm it will stay clear so i can set up again the evening sun is shining now so hopefully a good nights stargazing later..thanks for the reply to my last note.. philbod cheers
I am in South Wales. I will only be using the 'naked eye'! Any suggestions on what I should be able to see and at roughly what time etc. Would appreciate any help.
Hi Doofus, try picking out the planets. Mars, and Saturn are visible naked eye, as well as Venus. Although Venus is visible, it is rapidly disappearing into the sunset.
See for yourself, and get the facts on some of the most interesting stars in the night sky
It does stay light now till late evening. But if you can manage to get under the stars during the early hours, and away from light pollution you may see the Milky Way running through constellations Perseus, Cassiopeia, Cygnus, and Aquila.
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