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Why Is Saturn Only Visible When FOV Is Lower Than 5.5' x 9.1'? (Answer: Read On!)

Hi again.

When i view Saturnus it's stay a dot just like a big star until i zoom in further then 5.5' x 9.1'

Is this normal? i am not sure but i guess you could see details before this kinda magnification.

 

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    Chris

    5.5' x 9.1' I believe would be similar to looking at Saturn through 10x50 binoculars, which would prove difficult to see any detail on Saturn, so seems about right.

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    Ka Dir

    not degrees but '

    I copied the value's exactly as stated in the app it self. After zooming in untill 0.6° x 1.0° then it switches to decimal values 35.0' x 60.0'

    Sorry for the lack of explanation.

    I can add screenshot's if i am not clear enough. 

    Sorry for the bad English :)

     

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    Chris

    I understand; a field that size is nearly the same as 10x50 binoculars would give, and you'd likely not see much detail at that FOV.

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    Ka Dir

    That field size can never be near what you would see through the oculairs of a 10x50 bino.

    At 5.5' x 9.1' you can see 4 moons of Saturn but not any (oval) detail from the rings? 

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    Chris

    Ahh yes, I see now, you're zoomed way in and SS moves from ° to ' at that level. I see rings in my Saturn image at that field, not sure why it's not showing it for you. 

     

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    Ka Dir

    Hmmm i tested this on both my Iphone's and the issue is not iOS or mobile dependant (iOS 11 vs iOS 13) because both have this.

    If you zoom just a tad more out does it still show Saturn in full glory? 

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    Chris

    7.1' x 12.7' is where it no longer shows Saturn's rings. There could be a slight difference since I'm on Android but it should be the same.

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    Ka Dir

    Oke so the difference is not that much. Hmm maybe a thing to look into for the next version?

    Thank you so far, know i know it's just a normality.

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