Saturn

2019


The planet at opposition on 9 July 2019 at 11:26 UT.

28 August 2019 at 08:01 UT.


The lunar occultation of Saturn on 2 November 2019: below, four frames from a video recording of the onset of the occultation as the dark limb of the moon gradually covered the planet.


Below, two images of the planet emerging from behind the moon's bright limb.


Click here for a 1m-26s-second-duration movie of the the occultation.



Below: Saturn occulted by the dark limb of the moon, 12 August 2019. At its great distance from the sun, the planet is a considerably dimmer than the moon.

Click here for a 40-second-duration movie of the onset of the occultation.



2018


8 June 2018

22 June 2018

29 June 2018

6 July 2018


12 July 2018 at 09:57, 10:21, and 10:34 UT. Note a storm near the planet's north pole. Below a larger version of the image at 10:34 UT.



2017


30 July 2017

2016


19 June 2016

2015


28 May 2015, about five days after opposition

24 June 2015


30 July 2015

2014

Saturn
31 March 2014

11 May 2014, at opposition.

16 May 2014

19 May 2014

28 May 2014

14 June 2014

22 June 2014

Animation of the 31 March and 11 May 2014 images showing the surge in brightness of the ring system at opposition known as the Seeliger effect.

 

2013

Saturn
30 May 2013
Saturn
1 July 2013

Animation of the changing apparent tilt of the planet from 2013 to 2016.

 


Schmidt-Cassegrain 11-inch telescope working at about f/20; image stacks of multiple frames made with a monochrome camera through red, green and blue filters.