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SATURN 2021

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Saturn Images from 2011 to 2021 showing the changing tilt over this time

From 2011 to 2017 the ring faces have been opening up and in 2018 to 2021 they begin to close up again as Saturn commences to tilt back in the opposite direction.

 

Since 2011 we have kept a record of the changes in Saturn’s ring tilt. (Actually, the entire planet & rings are varying their tilt/appearance as viewed from Earth!)

2011 represented the first year we felt that the images were of sufficient resolution to warrant keeping records; it should also be noted that some of the images chosen were near opposition when the “Seeliger Effect” caused the rings to look brighter than in other images…the degree of “openness” also influencing their brightness.

This year image (2021, the last/bottom image above) shows that the ring-tilt is quite similar to what it was back in 2013. (the 3rd on along at the top)

8th July 2021

At the time of writing the latest Saturn image that we have captured. The weather this year has been “diabolical” lol with many nights where the sky is completely cloud-covered, severely limiting our opportunities.

On this night (July 8th) we managed to capture Saturn – & perhaps the most obvious small detail to the un-initiated is the bright white spot (a large storm spot) high up in the Northern latitudes of this planet where they are relatively common at times: it is to the right of centre up near the top in that greenish-yellow band/belt of Saturn.

29th June 2021

A reversing animation above show how the moons of Saturn appear to “dance” around Saturn itself.

20th June 2021

A nice Saturn outcome with the constituent red, green & blue filter images that make up the rgb.

Another Saturn “moon dance.”

A mono (ir) Saturn “moon dance.”

29th May 2021

An rgb set with the individual filter images.

A late start, but our first Saturn of 2021 due to the constantly inclement weather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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