On 2002-01-03 11:54, GENIUS'02 wrote:
I live in singapore, on the equator, and i find it virtually impossible to find sky maps for my location.
well the other night i was viewing what i thought was jupiter and its four moons in my 4.25" newtonian reflector. well everything was fine untill i noticed what appeared to be a ring-system surrounding the planet.
(it confused me too thats why i'm here. next i thought maybe it's saturn and i'd been mixed up but there were four moons two either side of the planet, and the rings were still there.
i've searched for skymaps for my location to see what should be there, but to no avail. i plan to take another peak tomorrow, but i'm almost positive i saw rings(boy am i gonna feel like an idiot if they aren't there tomorrow!!).
but in the mean time does anyone have any suggestions?
about the only information i can give about position is it sat in a south-west-west direction at about 45-50 degree angle from the horizontal. around 10 pm, local time.