Re: Cassini Observation

Bobby (
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 20:17:46 -0400

Please Russ and'd you know where to put your 8"
scope to find Cassini? I watch this group very closely and
didn't get a clue except that its closest approach would be
Easter Islands or something.
- Bob Jones
Southeast Virginia, USA

----- Original Message -----
From: Russ Johnson <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 4:43 AM
Subject: Re: Cassini Observation

> John,
>     I managed to observe the Cassini also, just after it
emerged from earth's shadow at 0400
> UT in Aquarius, although I was viewing from a very
light-polluted site and my limiting
> magnitude through an 8" scope was about 10.5. Cassini was
about magnitude 10 and faded to
> invisibility in that 20 minutes as it sped away. I just
wish I'd had darker skies.
> R Johnson