Crepe ring

Crepe ring

(krayp) See Saturn's rings.

Crepe ring

[′krāp ‚riŋ]
(astronomy)
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It is extremely faint, much fainter than the Crepe Ring, which shines brightly in the 1.
Dobbins T and Sheehan W: Saturn's Enigmatic Crepe Ring.
Ring C, also called the crepe ring, can be either difficult or easy to make out.
Despite a modest reduction in image brightness, the crepe ring is visible at a glance in the ansae of the rings through all of the dielectric filters; the denser Wratten 12 filter doesn't fare as well in this respect.
This feature, he noted, was fainter than ring C (the so-called crepe ring, discovered in 1850) and seldom equally prominent in both ansae.
Unless the Crepe Ring is reasonably easy at the ansae," he cautioned prospective observers, "the dusky ring outside of Ring A will probably be invisible.
Turning to Saturn, the crepe ring was easier to see (though still subtle) in the Maksutov than in the 4-inch apo, but faint moons appeared similar in both scopes.
Dawes, the planet's inner crepe ring two years later.
Less known, however, is his careful monitoring of the eclipse of Saturn's satellite Iapetus on the night of November 1-2, 1889, with which he proved the translucent nature of the planet's crepe ring.
Occasionally the innermost crepe ring was faintly visible.
Ring C, the crepe ring or dusky ring, can be difficult or easy to make out.
The crepe ring (Ring C), which one must squint to see in smaller instruments, is brilliant ice blue.