The rise of Saturn comes all earlier – now I started shooting it around midnight. Visibility conditions on the planet are improving. Less than a month is left before the confrontation – it will come on July 10, 2019.
After a short break, I decided to shoot Saturn – it now appears much earlier.With the onset of summer, it is more difficult to catch a calm atmosphere, as the surface of the earth heats up during the day.Despite the small height above the horizon, the Cassini divide and the cloud belt on the disk (SEB) are easily visible.
On May 23, 2019, the Moon and Saturn came close enough in the sky – the angular distance was slightly more than one degree.Saturn was much dimmer than the Moon, so I had to take several pictures with different shutter speeds and impose them on each other.
Moon and Saturn, May 23, 2019, 01:54.
-telescope Sky-Watcher BK705
-reducer-flattener WO 0.8 II
-camera Canon 5D mk II
-mount Levenhuk ATZ.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.