13. March 2007: Saturn


Giancarlo Lombardi




At my place in Munich, apart some dew on the scope, I was able to photograph Saturn. Seeing was quite good. I could spot immediately, apart Titan with its orange yellowish colour, 4 other satellites (Barlow 3x + 40 mm eyepiece).

The result is the following. Interesting the equatorial storm, barely viewable in the visible and very clear in infrared to the right border of the disk, together with the south pole hurricane, which is now tilted more away from us (at edge of disk).Encke division is visible in the picture.












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