Planets from the window-sill

Got back from a RAG trustees meeting and Saturn was visible from the window-sill, as was Mars a couple of hours later. While in no way are these images the last word in planetary imaging (!),:

They WERE obtained with a lowly 80mm Startravel 80!

They WERE from indoors on the window-sill!

They WERE through the double glazing!

You can just make out the Cassini division in Saturn’s rings, and bands on the surface.

You can just make out the Martian polar caps and the planets gibbous phase. Mars currently has dust-storms obscuring its surface features.


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