Celebrating the Beauty of the Night Sky
MN
Saturn
Rings Nearly Edge-On


Viewing at 100%
Saturn's north pole now tilted only 2.5 degrees. Only 16 days past opposition, the planet's shadow can just be seen on the rings to the left. Rhea is the dot above the rings on left.
Saturn Details:
Night of:Wednesday April 7, 2010
Site:Bonsall
Local Time:10:00 PM | Apr 7, 2010
Altitude:50
Distance:794,623,000 miles
Magnitude:+0.75 mV
Diameter:19.44 arcsec
Tilt:+3.1 NP
Phase Angle:1.87
Illumination:99.97%
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Orion Starshoot DSI2 + 3x
f/ratio:f/30
Pixel Scale:0.235 arcsec
Gain:0
Exposure:0.2 sec
Video Length:?
Frames:
Stacked:117
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