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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Ringed planet Saturn photographed by astronomical telescope

Saturn is a planet known in antiquity as it is one of the five planets visible with the naked eye.

Galileo Galilei, first observed Saturn's rings through a telescope in 1610. He first described the planet as having "handles". Later, because of his telescope aberrations, he thought that the rings are two twin moons orbiting around the planet.

In our times, being a popular scientific instrument, the telescope can be used to observe Saturn's rings, and with the new video and photo cameras, can be achieved exceptional astrophotos and clips of this planet.

In the first photos above, the white dot on the right of Saturn is the planet's moon, Titan, which should be at left, but the image is inverted, as seen through the telescope.

For Registax processed images, vizualize Registax: Saturn through the telescope, Astronomical images.

Photographer: Victor Lupu
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX105 at 8x optical zoom
Total Magnification: 800x
Filter: no
Date: 29.03.2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video capture, FastStone Image Viewer


Kevin Mendes said...

So beautiful

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