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.
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.
This image below is by Paul Maxson, from Sun City West, Arizona US using a Mewlon 250.
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.
Here’s a re-cap of the other Titan transits that occurred in January and February 2009:
- Rare Titan Transit Animation – 24th January 2009
- Stunning Titan Transit Images by Chris Go – 8th February 2009
- Photos of the Transit of Titan Across Saturn – 24th 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.