The first album cover shows Saturn on March 30 2013 at 5:01 AM EDT. I reprocessed the data for this image to more clearly show the Cassini Division in the area where it overlaps the planet. Likewise I wanted to enhance visibility of the C-ring where it overlaps the planet. At first I thought this portion of the C-ring was a shadow due to the presence of the B-ring however that is not the case; the C-ring extends within the B-ring's entire length however the C-ring is so dark that it is almost invisible where it blends in with the blackness of space; the dark C-ring only becomes visible where it overlaps the globe of Saturn since the contrast between it and the planet is very high.
Seeing and transparency on March 30 were the best I've seen all year so I tried to improve upon my original image by more carefully processing the red, green and blue channel data.
Please click on this image to see more of the Saturn images that I've captured and placed within this album.
I used a C11 SCT and 2.5x Televue power amplifier together with a monochrome CCD webcam to capture the Saturn images.
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