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Photographer:

Douglas Spalding

Email:

boilerhawk@aol.com

Location of Photo:

Louisburg, KS

Date/Time of photo:

2/12/08

Equipment:

Pictures of Saturn were taken at the Astronomy Society of Kansas City's Powell Observatory using a 30" Newtonian Telescope. A 3x Barlow lens and Meade LPI imager were used. Each picture is a stack of hundreds of individual shots. The pictures received final processing in PS2.

Description:

This picture shows the changing tilt of Saturn's rings relative to Earth. Saturn is moving towards being edge-on next year. (2009). It will then proceed back toward maximum tilt, reaching that point in 2016.

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