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Saturn Image 2019/07/09(UT)
Clyde Foster,Niall MacNeill,Troy Tranter,John Sussenbach,Avani Soares,Vlamir da Silva Junior
T.Ohsugi,C.Foster,N.MacNeill,T.Tranter,J.Sussenbach,A.Soares,V.da Silva Jr.
αΞμ§¬Όs εvβ[Tadao Ohsugi:Komatsu city Ishikawa pre,Japan]
A real pity that I had less than ideal atmospheric conditions for Saturn's opposition yesterday.
However,the interesting Seeliger effect was well seen. The planet shows as a bit dim,
but I have deliberately retained the true brightness contrast,whilst trying to ensure that the brightest regions were not "burned out".
To the best of my knowledge,this is 5-6hrs after true opposition.
I also took the opportunity to capture some CH4 data.
However,in this instance I have adjusted the gamma slightly to brighten the planet's disk.
Unless proven otherwise,I am assuming the bright features on the inside of the rings are artefacts.
[Clyde Foster:Centurion,South Africa]
[Niall MacNeill : Wattle Flat,NSW,Australia]
12:36.9 UT CMI 39.8CMII 51.5CMIII 27.4Dia = 18.4",C11 HD,ASI224mc,Seeing 4/10
[Troy Tranter : Kurri Kurri,N.S.W Australia]
[ Observatory Parsec,City Canoas,Brazil]
[Vlamir da Silva Junior : Sao Paulo,Brazil]