Stunning Titan Transit Images by Chris Go

Chris Go is one of the world’s best planetary imagers. He lives in the Phillipines – a location fortunate enough to have extremely steady skies almost every clear night. Of course he loses several months a year due to typhoons and tropical storms, but when it’s clear, he captures some brilliant images.

Yesterday was no exception, as he captured a stunning image and animation of Saturn with Titan right at the end of its transit.

Titan Transit Animation by Chris Go

Titan Transit Animation by Chris Go

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He uses a Celestron C11 telescope with a DMK21AF04 camera from Astronomy Cameras (The Imaging Source).

Saturn with Titan by Chris Go

Saturn with Titan by Chris Go

Thanks Chris for capturing such beautiful photos of this event. The February 24 transit is the next opportunity, and Chris reports that a team have won time on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to image Saturn during a rare quadruple transit, featuring Titan, Mimas, Dione and Enceladus all crossing Saturn’s disc at the same time!

I can’t wait to see the results of that!

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