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Saturn Image 2015/10/12(UT)

Trevor Barry

Trevor Barry(406mm Newtonian)
Imaged Saturn Oct 12th in good seeing for the altitude. It is becoming more difficult as Saturn sinks lower in the West and the seeing needs to be good to resolve worthwhile detail. Have attached an animation of two data sets, each data set represents 9 minutes of data and the centre points of the data are 10 minutes apart. The animation resolves the EZ feature we have seen over the last couple of months, it is close to the CM, of course there is only 10 minutes of Saturn rotation and the movement of the feature reflects that. I also see a bright cloud which I measure to be at Lat +44.3 L3 163.6 at first this was quite difficult to pick out but becomes more obvious when concentrating on the animation. It is approx midway between the CM and F limb. This bright cloud was more apparent in my data from Sept 24th & 28th but those data were captured at considerably higher altitude.

[Trevor Barry:Broken Hill:Australia]
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