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Contains:  Solar system body or event

Saturn 1 Aug 2019 - 60 min WinJ composite

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Date:Aug. 1, 2019

Time: 11:01

Frames: 17487

FPS: 36.00000

Focal length: 6096

CMI: 323.60

CMII: 314.60

CMIII: 262.80

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 10

Resolution: 1047x898

Locations: Gungahlin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Saturn on the evening of Thu 1 Aug 2019 UTC.

I have not imaged Saturn much this year due to Jupiter stealing the show (a very favourable southern apparition). Last week saw some of the best seeing yet this winter and I was glad to swing to Saturn for a change. This view combines 17,487 best frames acquired between 10:30 and 11:31 UTC (8:30 and 9:31 pm Canberra time), a one hour imaging run. Glad to be indoors at the time as the outside temperature hovered around 1 degree Celsius.

The North Polar Hexagon is nicely resolved and a number of storms are on view within the belts. A double ripple is prominent on the NEB's southern boundary as is a white spot within the NEB. North Polar Region is again active with a storm rotating into view above the western limb. The rings show nice amount of detail throughout with Encke and Laplace Divisions easily detectable.

I have derotated 52 individual stacks (2 minute long SERs) to produce this picture.



Seb Lukas
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


Saturn 1 Aug 2019 - 60 min WinJ composite, 


            Seb Lukas