Saturn  2/5/2005

IMAGE DETAILS

Object ............................................ Saturn
Ap. Magnitude.+ Ang. size....... - 0.24  - +1.47 /  14.5 - 20.1 arcsec. (exclude rings)
Radius + Mass ............................. 60268 km / 95.15 earth mass.
Date + Time ...............................   2 / 5/2005- 20:30 UTC
Location ....................................  "Nunki Observatory" - Skiathos
Optics .........................................
 Celestron C11 f/20
Tools ..........................................   Registax
Camera .....................................   Phillips toucam pro , barlow 2X
Exposure Time.......................     600 frames
More Details ...........................    Environment Temperature : 18oC Camera Temperature - -
Mount .......................................   Paramount ME
Guiding ....................................   Unguided
Processing Details ................    Photoshop , Registax .
Notes ........................................   Weather: Weather:7/10 - Transparence: 3/6 - Humidity : 72 %

Target details .........................  :
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Named after the Roman god Saturn, its astronomical symbol () represents the god's sickle. Saturn is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth.While only 1/8 the average density of Earth, with its larger volume Saturn is just over 95 times more massive than Earth.
Saturn has a ring system that consists of nine continuous main rings and three discontinuous arcs, composed mostly of ice particles with a smaller amount of rocky debris and dust. Sixty-two[19] known moons orbit the planet; fifty-three are officially named. This does not include the hundreds of "moonlets" within the rings. Titan, Saturn's largest and the Solar System's second largest moon, is larger than the planet Mercury and is the only moon in the Solar System to retain a substantial atmosphere.

Nikos Paschalisalis