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Saturn, storm and satellites 2018.06.26

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#1 Marc Delcroix

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:19 PM

Dears,

With a bit of delay in processing, my best Saturn this year despite being at around 20° elevation. Rings are bright thanks to the opposition effect (it's one day before opposition), and the polar storm is not resolved but visible both in red/infrared wavelength, and in visible.
IR animation:

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RGB:

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Steady skies!
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#2 Achernar

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:03 PM

Good images of Saturn, despite the low elevation. It doesn't get all that much higher for me on the Gulf Coast.

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:30 PM

Really nice, very interesting to see that moon. Titan?

#4 Marc Delcroix

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:20 AM

That bright moon is Titan indeed. If you pay attention, you can also see Rhea at 11 o'clock, Tethys at 1, Enceladus at 3 and Dione at 5.


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