Saturn Meets The Moon

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

An occultation of Saturn by the Moon, which occurred on 4th August 2014.
This image was taken through my Meade LX-90 telescope and 2x Barlow, a few minutes after Saturn reappeared from behind the Moon.
Now you've seen the picture, here is a short (two and a half minutes) video of Saturn that I took as it actually disappeared behind the Moon, just over an hour before this image of the reappearance.
I posted a lower powered image of a previous occultation a few weeks ago.

My Astro image page.

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Comments (126)

Roger Powell on October 19, 2014

Thank you. Maybe it should be selected for Google Moon........
: ) )

Ivan Corellas on November 7, 2014

Fantasic capture, Roger! L + FV. Greetings. Ivan

Roger Powell on November 7, 2014

Thank you, Ivan
: ) )

Deodato Lourenḉo on December 31, 2014

Amazing shot Roger!


Happy New Year!


Roger Powell on January 1, 2015

Thanks, Joe for your visits and comments during the last year.
My best wishes.
: ) )

stacy metcalf on September 13, 2015

Followed your link from the B&W Roger. Amazing clarity and magnification here! Saturn is spellbinding and the moons texture as always, engrossing.

ℒ#62 Thnx for your thought provoking post :)

P.S.: Looking forward to your video ;)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 5, 2014
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    by Roger Powell
    • Taken on 2014/08/05 13:19:40