Image Gallery - Saturn

Saturn is the second largest planet, but by far the most magnificent with its spectacular ring system. Like Jupiter, Saturn is a gas giant, with a density of only 0.69. If you could find a large enough tub, it would float in water!

Saturn
Saturn, UT 2004.01.12 04:00. Imaged with a Logitech Quickcam 4000 on a 300mm LX200 operating at f/20. This is a stack of 159 selected frames. To see just one frame, click here.
Saturn
Saturn, UT 2003.01.05 05:16. Imaged with an ST8i on a 300mm LX200 operating at f/7. At the time this image was made, Saturn was passing directly in front of the Crab Nebula. The two objects are not visible together because Saturn is several thousand times brighter. Also seen here are five of Saturn's moons: Rhea, Dione, Enceladus, Tethys, and Titan.
Occultation
Occultation of Saturn by the Moon. 10 September 2001. Imaged with a 12" LX200 operating at f/20 (f.l. = 6 meters). The camera used was a PC23C. The automatic gain control was partially defeated by imaging through crossed polarizers in order to force the camera to use near maximum gain. The exposure was optimized to record detail on Saturn, so the Moon is overexposed. Seeing was 4/10.
Occultation
Occultation of Saturn by the Moon. UT 2001.12.01 00:53:44. Image was taken with a Nikon Coolpix 990 held by hand to the eyepiece of a small Newtonian on the roof of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Occultation
Occultation of Saturn by the Moon. 28 December 2001. Imaged with an Astrovid 2000 at the Cassegrain focal plane of a 300mm LX200. Images are at UT 08:35:09, UT 08:35:54, UT 08:36:20.

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