Visual magnitude: +0.4
Apparent diameter: 17.3 arc-sec
Actual diameter: 120,536 km
Distance: 9.6 AU
Exposure: 5,900 video frames @ 640×480
Location: Leumeah, NSW
Sky: suburban, clear.
Processing: Freemake, VirtualDub, Registax5, GIMP.
Cropping: digital crop, slightly enlarged.
Telescope: Skywatcher ED120 refractor, 840mm focal length, f/7 focal ratio.
Mount: SkyWatcher EQ6-R.
Camera: Canon EOS 60D.
No filter, no flattener.
Image © R.Powell
Great capture, Roger!
Thinking about Saturn’s menagerie of moons, maybe Saturn’s rings are in process of coalescing into planetary system with conditions for life…
(I’ve found interesting readings, https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/science/moons/)
They are undoubtedly intimately related but which came first, the moons or the rings…..
A causality dilemma…I do not know, could you tell me, wise man…:-)
Probably the chicken.
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