Saturn in 2018

Observing Sites: Chilescope Obervatory, Near Cerro Pachon, Atacama region, Chile. Barbados, W.I.

Opposition date: June 27th, 2018. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 18.30". Declination:-2339'. Constellation: Sagittarius

 

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September 3rd, 2018. Poor seeing conditions. The final image of this apparition. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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August 27th, 2018. Very good seeing conditions. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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August 25th, 2018. Fair seeing conditions. A disturbance is seen in the EZ and also surrounding the NPR. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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August 18th, 2018. Poor seeing conditions. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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August 16-17th, 2018. Poor seeing conditions. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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August 16th, 2018. Very good seeing conditions. The bright polar storm/disturbance is well seen. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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July 14th, 2018. Very good seeing conditions. Many small storms can be seen across the disk with a bright disturbance prominent in the EZ. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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July 13th, 2018. Good seeing conditions. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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July 12th, 2018. Poor seeing conditions. A star passed behind the ring system during the session seen here shining through the C-ring. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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July 10th, 2018. Fair seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is well seen. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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June 28th, 2018. Poor seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is well seen showing various bright spots. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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June 27th, 2018. Poor seeing conditions. The planet is at opposition with the rings brightened due to the Seeliger Effect. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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June 18th, 2018. Good seeing conditions. A bright disturbance is seen in the EZ. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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June 17th, 2018. Fair seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is well seen. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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June 15th, 2018. Poor seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is well seen. 1m telescope with ASI174MM. 


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May 14th, 2018. Very good seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is again well seen. C14 with FLIR Grasshopper 3.


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May 13th, 2018. Fair seeing conditions.  C14 with FLIR Grasshopper 3.


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May 12th, 2018. Good good seeing conditions. A bright storm is seen in the EZ and NTB. C14 with FLIR Grasshopper 3.


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May 11th, 2018. Very good seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is again well seen. C14 with FLIR Grasshopper 3.


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May 10th, 2018. Near perfect seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is well seen. C14 with FLIR Grasshopper 3.


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May 9th, 2018. Good seeing conditions.  C14 with ASI290MM.


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May 8th, 2018. Good seeing conditions.  C14 with ASI290MM.


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May 7th, 2018. Excellent seeing conditions. The bright polar storm is well seen.  C14 with ASI290MM.


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May 6th, 2018. Average seeing conditions.  C14 with ASI290MM.


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May 4th, 2018. Average seeing conditions. A bright spot is seen toward the NPR. C14 with ASI290MM.


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April 5th, 2018. Average seeing conditions. A bright spot is seen in the EZ. 1m telescope with ASI174MM camera.


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April 4th, 2018. Average seeing conditions. Bright spots are seen in the EZ and toward the NPR. 1m telescope with ASI174MM camera.


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April 1st, 2018. Good seeing conditions. A bright spot is seen toward the NPR along with smaller spots at other latitudes. 1m telescope with ASI174MM camera.


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March 31st, 2018. Average seeing conditions. A bright spot is seen toward the NPR. 1m telescope with ASI174MM camera.

 


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