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Thursday, March 26, 2009

 

Titan Shadow Transit, 28 March 2009

On Saturday 28 March, there will be a shadow transit of Titan. Titan itself will not cross Saturn's disk but its shadow will the best time to star observing is around 9:30 pm local time. See Mike Salway's article detailing the times you can see this and coming shadow transits.

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Observed the late stages of this event last night from Japan under quite good seeing conditions with powers up to 300x producing steady images. The tiny Titan shadow crossed the plant's globe at a high northern latitude.

Scope: Obsession f4.5 15-inch Dobsonian with Paracorr and Radian 8mm EP (274x).

Philip Hall
 
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