A first look at Saturn this year through my backyard telescope. This shot combines 16,500 pictures to improve detail and clarity of the still-distant planet. [OC]

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With this kind of resolution on a distant planet, what kind of small details can you get from the moon? Oh and beautiful picture.

Poncherelly

That’s a nice shot! I never thought about it before but your picture made me wonder if there are times during either Earth’s year or Saturns “year” that from our perspective the rings are thinner or less noticeable because we are more in line with Saturns equator?

pm_me_your_kindwords

Does “still-distant planet” imply that it will be much closer someday? What have you heard? Are you from this planet? Were you on one of those tic-tac videos? Just let us know.

Britneyscameltoe

Very nice shot. The Casini Division in the rings is crystal clear

limacharley