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Observation by Paul Leyland: Phoebe (Saturn IX)

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Paul Leyland


Paul Leyland


2019 Jun 20 - 03:45


2019 Jun 22 - 14:18



  • 0.4m Dilworth relay
  • Unfiltered SBIG-8
  • 2x2 binning (1.42 arcsec / pixel)

18x30s, 11x120s median combined for total of 1860 seconds


Tacande Observatory, MPC J22

Target name

Phoebe (Saturn IX)


Phoebe (Saturn IX)

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Another in the series of images of small satellites in the outer solar system.  Phoebe is marked with a line to its right.  Star A is UCAC4 341-186181 and B is UCAC4 341-186163, with V magnitudes in that catalogue of 14.75 and 14.46 respectively.  The MPC ephemeris for Phoebe gives a position of 19:17:37.8, -21:51:40 and a V magnitude of 16.7.  I've not yet made any attempt to measure these quantities from the image.

Note to Webmaster: This is the second image which has had to be tagged as a specific planet, despite the planet itself not being in the image.  Could we have a "planetary satellite" tag please?

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