Fortunately though, a few friends of mine got clear skies and reasonable seeing to be able to capture this rare event.
The image above is by Anthony Wesley from Canberra, and the dark spot is Titan, not the shadow! The image was taken with his 13.1″ scope (LEXX) and the Dragonfly2 PGR camera. He captured for 60 seconds per channel, at 25fps in R and G, 20fps in B. Anthony stacked and processed the best 1000 frames from each channel as chosen by ninox.
Continue reading to see Trevor’s fantastic images and a long animation showing Titan and its shadow transit across the planet.
This set of images was taken by Trevor Barry from Broken Hill. Trevor has received an enormous amount of attention from media outlets over the past 12 months thanks to his excellent imaging of Saturn, contributing data to NASA’s Cassini imaging program as they tracked Saturn’s electrical storms.
Trevor also created an animation from images taken every 10 minutes, lasting over 4 hours. You can download the incredible animation from here (2.7meg gif file):
An annotated version of the image above in the sharp red channel can be seen below.
Trevor uses a home-made 16″ Newtonian and a DMK21AU04 camera.
Well done to Anthony and Trevor for their fantastic captures!