Titan, that would be an acceptable catch!

Photographer
astroavani
Email
orquidarioavani@terra.com.br
Location of photo
Parsec Observatory, Canoas, Brazil
Date/Time of photo
22/05/2017; 03:59 UT
Equipment
C14 Edge + ASI 224 + PM 2X + L filter
Description
I was expecting something a bit better from Titan, but after studying and reading a lot about it, I realized that it is practically impossible to get details on this Saturn moon. It has an extremely thick organo nitrogenous atmosphere, which completely blocks the view of its surface. So being and taking the slightly oval format due to intense oscillation of the image during the capture I can credit that I got some success. In a target of only 0.775 "of arc if it obtains something that is not a simple point already can be considered satisfactory. In the right photo taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft we can see Titan in its actual color that was not much different from the one I got. I believe that at the current stage of planetary amateur astrophotography, it is difficult for some time to achieve something with moons other than Galilean and Titan 4, but, as the technological advance does not stop, who can know what awaits us in the near future?
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