Saturn is one the best objects visible up there. Its view is always breathtaking. Seeing its giant gaseous globe surrounded by its marvelous systems of rings is an unforgettable experience.
This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project, with a red filter to “kill” the otherwise too high luminosity. The OTA in installed on a Paramount ME mount, by Software Bisque. The CCD camera is a SBIG ST8-XME. The image scale is of 0.62″/pixel.
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