Wow, is it really 28 years

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Nick James

Wow, is it really 28 years ago! Yes, I remember the Titan/28 Sgr occultation very well, particularly the astonishing central brightening when light from the star was refracted around the limb of Titan by its atmosphere. I didn’t have any sophisticated equipment then and the attached photo was taken with a camera mounted on the back of a small refractor.

Cassini is a mission very close to my heart. I was there for the launch and will be raising a glass when it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15.