Monday 13 November 2023

Rings of Saturn seen with a Cooke telescope in 1937

Mr R Congrieve-Pridgeon using the 6 inch Cooke refractor at the Hampstead Observatory made observations on February 22nd 1937 one or two days after the passage of Saturn’s rings had passed through the plane.

Mr Congrieve-Pridgeon glimpsed it as a fine silver line shortly after sunset and at 18h and 5 min made the note ‘Ring E and W seemed certain; very fine golden line.


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