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    Saturn showing a great deal of storm activity in the north polar hood - 1st August 2018, 





    
        

            Niall MacNeill

    Saturn showing a great deal of storm activity in the north polar hood - 1st August 2018

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2480x1652

    Date:Aug. 1, 2018

    Time: 21:07

    Frames: 40000

    FPS: 47.00000

    Focal length: 9775

    CMI: 330.20

    CMIII: 259.00

    Seeing: 5

    Transparency: 8

    Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

    Data source: Backyard

    Description

    I think this is my best image of Saturn. The data capture took place on August 1st last year about a month after opposition, which very good seeing conditions. There are a number of storm cells in the north polar hood, which seem to be strung together. Just to the south there is a more continuous and spread out storm system.
    The Hexagonal Polar Vortex and the pole of the planet are very clear.

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    Niall MacNeill
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    Saturn showing a great deal of storm activity in the north polar hood - 1st August 2018, 





    
        

            Niall MacNeill