Titan Transit Images – Wrap Up for 2009

The last transit of Titan across Saturn for 2009 occurred last week, on the 12th March. Unfortunately, yet again, I was clouded out for the event so I have had to live and love it through the images of others.

Some friends of mine from IceInSpace and other forums were able to capture some great images of the transit. It was quite a difficult one to capture because it started when Saturn was still quite low.

Tom Polakis - Red Channel Animation

Tom Polakis - Red Channel Animation

The image above is by Tom Polakis, Arizona US, using a 10″ f/5.5 newtonian with a 2.5x barlow.

Please read on to see more images of the transit.

This image below is by Chris Go, taken from Cebu in the Phillipines with an 11″ Celestron. Click the image to see his 4 frame animation.

Chris Go - Titan Shadow Transit. Click the image to see the 4-frame animation

Chris Go - Titan Shadow Transit. Click the image to see the 4-frame animation

This image below is by Paul Maxson, from Sun City West, Arizona US using a Mewlon 250.

Paul Maxson - Titan and Shadow Transit

Paul Maxson - Titan and Shadow Transit

And last but not least, finally one from Australia! This is from Lester from South Australia, courtesy of the IceInSpace Forums. Lester used a 14″ LX200 to take this shot.

Lester - Titan and Shadow Transit

Lester - Titan and Shadow Transit

Here’s a re-cap of the other Titan transits that occurred in January and February 2009:

And don’t forget – it’s not over yet. There are still a number of Titan Shadow Transits across Saturn in 2009, and more Titan transits in 2010. More info on the 2010 events in the near future.

Thanks for looking and thanks to the imagers featured here for their excellent work.

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