The Unparalleled Beauty of the Night Sky ... Up Close
Saturn
42 days before opposition


Viewing at 100%
My first picture of Saturn, taken 6 months after its south pole reached its maximum tilt towards Earth.
Saturn Details:
Night of:Monday October 20, 2003
Site:Ladera Ranch
Local Time:3:00 AM | Oct 20, 2003
Altitude:52
Distance:813,738,593 miles
Magnitude:+0.88 mV
Diameter:18.99 arcsec
Tilt:-24.80 SP
Phase Angle:6.17
Illumination:99.71%
ipx:6,225 ipx2
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:SBIG ST237A
f/ratio:f30
Pixel Scale:0.213 arcsec
Gain:0
Exposure:0.5 sec
Video Length:?
Frames:
Stacked:58
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