Saturn in 2016

Observing Sites: Barbados, W.I. +1309' N, 5928" W

Opposition date: June 4th, 2016. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 18.60". Declination:-2220'. Constellation: Scorpius

Instrumentation: 356mm Reflector. ASI290MM and 224 cameras.

 

 

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June 18th, 2016. Another session of near perfect seeing conditions. Many storms are visible across the planet along with fine detail within the ring system.


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June 17th, 2016. Near perfect seeing conditions. A wealth of fine detail is recorded.


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June 8th, 2016. Excellent seeing conditions.


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June 15th, 2016. Excellent seeing conditions. Once again many small storms are visible on the disk of the planet.


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June 14th, 2016. Excellent conditions. Various spots are visible within the planets atmosphere. Note the dark spot in the band surrounding the northern polar region at top.


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June 13th, 2016. Good conditions.


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June 11th, 2016. Excellent seeing conditions. Various small storms are visible across the planet. Note the polar hexagon is also clearly seen.


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June 10th, 2016. Good conditions. Note the dark spot on the band surrounding the polar region.


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June 9th, 2016. Very good seeing conditions. Small storms are visible on the planet.


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June 8th, 2016. Good conditions.


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June 5th, 2016. Excellent conditions. The planet just one day past exact opposition. The rings are bright due to the Seeliger effect.


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March 27th, 2016. Good conditions. Small storms and the polar hexagon are clearly visible.


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March 26th, 2016. Very good conditions.


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March 25th, 2016. Excellent conditions.


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March 23rd, 2016. Fair seeing conditions.


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March 20th, 2016. Good seeing conditions.


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March 19th, 2016. Good seeing conditions.


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March 18th, 2016. Excellent conditions. Small storms and the polar hexagon are clearly visible.

 


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