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Saturn

Saturn

DETAILS: Imaged with the LX200 10" and STV Digital Videocamera and Autoguided at f20. Deconvolution, and other processing, alignment and color combine in MaxIm DL.

COMMENTARY: Saturn, the 6th planet from the sun, is a gaseous giant orb with its distinctive and beautiful system of rings made up of rocks and dust circling the planet in thin belts, and sheparded by moonlets keeping everything in proper order. Many moon orbit Saturn, and many more are being discovered periodically. Much more can be learned about Saturn in many reference books and texts on the solar system.

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