British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

BAA Images Paul Leyland

Observation by Paul Leyland: Phoebe (Saturn IX)

Uploaded by

Paul Leyland

Observer

Paul Leyland

Observed

2019 Jun 20 - 03:45

Uploaded

2019 Jun 22 - 14:18

Objects

Saturn

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

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

Location

Tacande Observatory, MPC J22

Target name

Phoebe (Saturn IX)

Title

Phoebe (Saturn IX)

About this image

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?

Files associated with this observation
Like this image
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of work by third parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. By submitting images to this online gallery, you grant the BAA permission to reproduce them in any of our publications.