This image was captured on May 15th 2016.

 

 

This image was captured on June 11th 2016.

 

 

EQUIPMENT INFO:

CAMERA:  Celestron Skyris video cam.

TELESCOPE:  Celestron C9.25 (235mm) SCT @ F/25.

BARLOW: 2.5x Telvue powermate.

FILTERS: Baader planetarium RGB, Pro Planet 742nm for luminence.

SOFTWARE:  Registax Version 6, Photoshop CS3.

 

SATURN

Average distance from the Sun, 885.9 million miles.

Average distance from Earth, 792.9 million miles.

Rotation period, (day) 10.7 hours.

Orbital period, (year) 29.5 Earth years.

Diameter, 74,898 miles.

Gravity, 100 Earth pounds = 106 pounds on Saturn.

Moons, 56.

Saturn is probably the most awe inspiring planet in our solar system. It’s elaborate ring system reaches 165,000 miles in diameter, and averages only 150 feet thick. Saturn’s rapid planetary rotation flattens the planet by about 10% at it’s poles, making it the most oblate planet in the solar system.

 

 

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