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Saturn Low in the South by Manuel Guerrero

Photo of the Week for July 8, 2016

Saturn Low in the South by Manuel Guerrero
The current Saturn apparition is a mixed blessing. While the planet’s famous rings are favourably tilted toward Earth by an angle of 26 degrees (only one degree less than the maximum possible), Saturn resides low in the south in Ophiuchus. Depending on where you live, the planet doesn’t gets much higher than 20 degrees—which makes getting sharp telescopic views and images challenging from Canadian latitudes. Despite this handicap, Manuel Guerrero was able to obtain this nicely detailed photo of the ringed planet, from Baden, Ontario (latitude 43.4º north).

To record this June 29, 2016, Saturn image, Manuel used an 11-inch Celestron EdgeHD telescope equipped with a Celestron Skyris 236M monochromatic planetary imaging camera to obtain a total of 500 selected frames shot through red, green and blue filters.

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