Saturn's Rings in 2020, 2021 and 2022

November 23, 2022


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Photographer: Sona Shahani  
Summary Author: Sona Shahani  

Shown above is a compilation of images featuring Saturn and its ring system in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The most recent image was taken on June 25, 2022. Saturn’s axial tilt is 27 degrees, and from our perspective we see the rings present themselves differently every year. Reflection from Saturn’s rings slightly increases how bright Saturn appears to us. However, even when the “ringed planet” is at maximum tilt, we’re unable to detect the rings with the naked eye. All photos observed from New Delhi, India.

Photo details: 8" Skywatcher Flextube Dobsonian telescope; ZWO ASI178MC; 2.5X;  Televue Powermate; EQ Platform; SvBony UV/IR Filter; Captured in Shaprcap; stacked in ASi3; Wavelets in Registax and fine tuning in Photoshop.

New Delhi, India Coordinates: 28.6139, 77.2090

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Saturn and its Rings in July 2016

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