Saturn and the Giant White Spot

This picture of Saturn and the Giant White Spot was obtained with the ESO New Technology Telescope on October 16, 1990 at UT 0 hrs 0 min. It is a 1 sec exposure through a 6 nm wide filter, centered in the blue spectral region at 468 nm. North is approximately up and East is to the left. The seeing conditions were mediocre (arcsecond), and the false-colour reproductions shown here have been subjected to computer processing by D. Baade at the ESO Headquarters, according to an advanced algoritm, developed by L. Lucy; this has resulted in a sharpening to about 0.4 arcseconds.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9014c
Type:Planetary
Release date:9 November 1990
Related releases:eso9014
Size:2917 x 4781 px

About the Object

Name:Saturn
Type:Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
Category:Solar System

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
468 nmNew Technology Telescope

 

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