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Monthly Archive: May 2008

May 28 2008

Labor Day’s Saturn

On May 1st, 2008, I managed to take this shot of Saturn, most likely the last of this season (which has been haunted by really bad seeing conditions) until the Ringed Planet emerges back from sunlight next winter.…

May 20 2008

Pointing a Sword, or better… a “Gladius” at the Heavens!

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The Gladius proudly riding my Losmandy G11!

Nowadays, high-resolution imaging of the solar system bodies is one of the few sectors of astronomy where amateurs can still make their significant contribution not only from a purely esthetical, but also from a scientific standpoint.…