Saturn Occultation, March 2nd, 2007.

In the early hours of March 2nd, 2007 a favourable opportunity occurred to observe a special occultation of Saturn - special in that my home site happened to lie along the graze line. At maximum coverage around 90% of Saturn would be eclipsed by the southern polar region of the Moon.

Weather conditions for the event were excellent, with clear skies. Unfortunately seeing conditions were poor giving limited resolution, but good results were still obtained. The occultation occurred with the Moon/Saturn around 33 above the western horizon. The whole event lasted only 15-20 mins.




 


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