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Saturn occultation Image 2007/05/22(UT)
Paolo R. Lazzarotti,Pete Lawrence,Cristina Cellini
Paolo R. Lazzarotti (250mm Newton)|
On May 22nd I could have a nice view of the Saturn occultation despite high clouds were persistent overhead since 2 days and cleared out just 2 hours before of the event!
Seeing poor as always and fairly good transparency.
A red filter was used with my usual equipment.
3rd contact: h. 20:38:33 UT
4th contact: h. 20:39:52 UT
Elapsed time: 79 seconds.
[Paolo R. Lazzarotti : Massa-City,Italy]
Here's my first take on the occultation of Saturn that occurred on May 22nd 2007,visible from the UK in daylight. What's really surprising is that during the time I was waiting for the start of the occultation,I decided to have a play to see if I could pick up Titan with the Sun still above the horizon. With a few tweaks on the Lumenera settings,there is was a clear as day (if you'll excuse the pun!). Titan was magnitude +8.4 at the time and the Sun approximately 6 degrees above the horizon.
Pete Lawrence(LX200 250mm SC)|
[Pete Lawrence: United Kingdom]
Cristina Cellini(Meade LX200 12")|
Meade Lx200 12"
Seeing 4/10 - Trasp. 3/5
1210'E - 4429'N
[Cristina Cellini:Ravenna Italy]