Saturn 2 yrs apart | Douglas Spalding

Douglas Spalding
Location of photo
Louisburg, KS
Date/Time of photo
Pictures of Saturn were taken at the Astronomy Society of Kansas City's Powell Observatory using a 30" Newtonian Telescope. A 3x Barlow lens and Meade LPI imager were used. Each picture is a stack of hundreds of individual shots. The pictures received final processing in PS2.
This picture shows the changing tilt of Saturn's rings relative to Earth. Saturn is moving towards being edge-on next year. (2009). It will then proceed back toward maximum tilt, reaching that point in 2016.