The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.

— Anaxagoras 428 BC



This is when Saturn looks really beautiful and most appreciated.  Too many objections to the way it appears today, round object, a slim thin line crossing left to right or vise versa, unappreciated.  Can't wait for the ring & planet to tilt.  Juptier early in the morning looks much better.  This is a 10x .03 sec exposure.

Yes...very nice, indeed.

Yes...very nice, indeed. Probably good enough to put on the cover of the Meade catalog. I'm actually happy to see some variations in the apearence of sky objects, like the rings of Saturn looking like a line instead of oval or whatever the right word is. And the moons of Jupiter appear in differnt positions at different times. I love variety and contrast most of the time.


Great image