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    Mike Meynell
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    Flamsteed member John Williams has kindly sent me two images of Saturn, one of which he took yesterday evening:

    I think it’s plain to see how inclined the rings are at the moment, which is contributing to the increase in brightness of the planet. It’s a great time to view Saturn, even though it’s low in the sky.

    As good an image as this is, the following image is just superb. It’s a montage of Saturn images that John has taken over the last nine years! It demonstrates beautifully how the inclination of the rings changes year-on-year. A wonderful image, John. Thanks for sending it in.

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    Tej
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    Awesome imaging record of Saturn.  So lovely, John.

     

    I dont get time to do much astronomy during this summer but I did manage to squeeze in some visual astronomy on Saturn this week in the small 20 minute midnight window I have to peek at Saturn between a tree and the wall of my house!  And what a gorgeous 20 minutes it is.  I never cease to be awed at sight of it in the 2 years I started this hobby.  And yes, I love the inclination of its rings right now that you have wonderfully captured.

    Great photos, Andy will surely be lapping all of that up for his members gallery presentation!

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    John Williams
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    For planetary work I use a second hand 1994  Celestron Classic 8″ SCT on a mains powered tracking mount (fitted with a safety cutout) !!!! The mount is a fork and wedge. There is no polar scope for accurate polar alignment so I use a combination of bearings taken from Google Earth and a long piece of string and two pieces of wood at a fixed angle!!!

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