Wednesday, July 21, 2004


©2006 Richard Murray

Saturn is a great planet to photograph with its intricate rings and dozens of moons. But most important is its largest moon Titan which Cassini will soon be visiting with its attached Huygens probe. Titan is the only known moon in the solar system with its own atmosphere so Huygens 2 1/2 hour descent to the moons surface should be very interesting indeed.

So here's a picture I took of Saturn with my 8" scope and a modified Vesta webcam. This was taken on 9/6/03 at 6:44am est from my front driveway.

Note: Saturn is the only known planet that is less dense than water which means that if you could locate a bathtub large enough to put it in, it would float!

Quote: "You've never seen anything til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn!" 'The Incredible Melting Man'(1977)

*See the Archives on the left for more astrophotos*

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