Saturn and the Giant White Spot

This picture of Saturn and the Giant White Spot which was recently detected on its surface was obtained by O. Hainaut and S. D'Odorico 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.

 

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About the Image

Id:eso9014b
Type:Observation
Release date:10 February 2010, 17:01
Size:2948 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:Saturn
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Storm
• X - Solar System

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