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Saturn at Opposition 16-Jun-2017 (and maximum ring tilt)

And at its maximum ring tilt for the current 29.5 year cycle.

Taken @ 12:18:52pm MST on 16-Jun-2017 (0718UT on 16-Jun-2017).

Here is Saturn at Opposition 16-Jun-2017.

To see how Saturn's ring system has changed since 2004, see

Best 90 of 1800 frames (5%) taken with the Celestron NexImage5 planetary imaging camera, Celestron 1100 EdgeHD telescope, no barlow, no focal reducer, fl = 2800mm. Image scale 0.16 arc-secs/pixel. Video captured using iCap 2.4, processed in ImagesPlus6.5. Three passes unsharp mask, cropped and contrast boost in ThumbsPlus 10.

North is up and east is to the left, as customary.

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