Saturn's Hexagonal North Polar Region

Saturn's Hexagonal North Polar Region

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Hot and hazy weather brought fairly steady seeing that allowed me to resolve the hexagonal north polar region of Saturn for the first time! The wispy innermost C Ring and Cassini Division are also well defined. Saturn is a week away from opposition or closest to Earth.

Date Imaged       :

April 19, 2013

Lens       :

N16 at f/22

Camera       :


Exposure       :

3 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio