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NETIZEN TAKES PHOTOGRAPH OF PLANET SATURN FROM SINGAPORE

A netizen by the alias of Joe Isabel recently shared on a Facebook group of how he managed to take a photo of the planet, Saturn, from Singapore with his photography equipment couple with some image processing software.

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Here is the netizen’s post

14 Aug 22:

Saw Saturn above my balcony, so just took a few shots and video just before the clouds sets in.

Equipment:

  • Celestron Evolution 9.25 SCT
  • ASI462MC cam
  • 3 x focal extender
  • ZWO UV/IR cut filter
  • Skyportal tracking

Image processing software:

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  • Adobe LR and PS
  • Registax

Visible planets from Singapore

According to what was seen on the netizen’s Facebook post, visible planets from Singapore from 15 August 2022 to 21 August 2022 are:

  • Mercury (Sunset to 8.44pm) – Western Sky onwards
  • Saturn (Sunset to Sunrise of next day) – South Eastern Sky onwards
  • Jupiter (9.58pm to Sunrise of next day) – Eastern Sky onwards

Saturn can be seen yearly

Saturn can be seen from Earth approximately at the same place each year on an average of 378 days, meaning that as the year passes one after another, it’s appearance will be delayed by about two weeks.

It is predicted that in 2023, Saturn will be visible around 27 August and in 2024, Saturn will be visible around 8 September.

In the year of 2022, Saturn will appear at a mere 132.6 billion km, or about 73 light minutes from earth.

Image source: Joe Isabel/Facebook

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