Saturn: The second biggest planet of our solar system (equatorial diameter 120.500 km) is like Jupiter a gas giant (mainly hydrogen and helium). The mean distance to earth is 1.43 Billion km. On this image the famous ring system surrounding the planet is due to its present position very much inclined and so not fully visible.

Object Saturn
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation Saturn
Optics Meade LX200 10 inch f/10 with Baader FFC @ appr. f/30
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera Imaging Source DMK 31 mono
Exposure 500-1000 video frames each Baader IR pass band,RGB filterset. Image akquisition with IC Capture
Processing Registax, ImagesPlus,Photoshop. Appr. 20% of frames selected and stacked. Color Code L(IR),RGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 28 Feb 2010
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