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Saturn Image 2019/03/26(UT)

Clyde Foster,Avani Soares,Trevor Barry,Paul Maxson

Clyde Foster
Poor conditions this morning,but submitting the best R and IR for the record.

[Clyde Foster:Centurion,South Africa]

Avani Soares
The Lord of the Rings concert is starting,this year will be great for the planetary photographers located south of the equator,
we will have Jupiter and Saturn high enough in the sky which should favor excellent records.

[ Observatory Parsec,City Canoas,Brazil]

Trevor Barry
In good seeing,have extensive data in 685nm-Pass IR,R and RGB. These data cover just over an hour of Saturn rotation.

I note that the character of the polar storm changes significantly depending on the wavelength.
In IR it is characterized by an extensive bright linear feature,in places a chain of individual bright spots while elsewhere it seems to be continuous extending virtually from limb to limb at approx Lat+65 degrees.
While the R & RGB data from this session show a very different storm character with a large bright feature centered at approx Lat+70.8 L3 100.7 along with a small bright concentrated cell at approx Lat+75.7 L3 26.7 this particular feature is very close to the hexagon.
I have attached my IR,R and RGB animations which all show various aspects of the polar storm.
[Trevor Barry:Broken Hill:Australia]

Paul Maxson

[ Paul Maxson:Surprise,Arizona,United States]

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