Clouds / Corrales / Moon / Night / Planets Saturn At Opposition August 6, 2022 Timothy Price58 Comments Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and possibly Nunki seen on the righthand edge of the photo. I couldn’t find anything else that would be that bright to the right of Saturn in the charts. What is Saturn opposed to? The sun, of course. On August 14th Saturn will be at its brightest. I’m hoping for a clear night. These images of Saturn were taken through the night into the early morning hours using my Bazooka lens (Canon 400mm ƒ/4 DO) on a Canon 7D Mark II when I could see Saturn through breaks in the clouds. The moon peeking out through a break in the clouds. The moon finally broke free from the clouds. Jupiter with three of its moons. I was surprised I got Neptune on the right. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
58 thoughts on “Saturn At Opposition”
I enjoy those night sky photos, especially Saturn with its rings. It is clear here at sundown with the growing moon high in the sky. 90 degrees today, dry and windy earlier. It’s calm out there now.
Thanks, Lavinia. No moon tonight. Clouds are spitting on us, but no measurable rain so far.
The skies are beautiful, such fabulous shots. It’s calm here. The sky his clear. Lots of visibility!
Cloudy here tonight! Thanks, Holly.
Happy Sunday. It’s still cloudy this morning.
Hot here do it’s after 7 PM!
“Hot August night…” like Niel Diamond sang.
That’s a beauty. Probably my favorite song by him ( after he left Crosby Stills and Nash).
I love Brother Love.
I don’t remember that, I’ll have to YouTube it
“Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show” is the name of Neil Diamond’s song that start “Hot August night…”
what amazing visibility and shots Tim. Gorgeous!
These are wonderful, Tim. I love how much you are able to capture with your bazooka!
Great shots of saturn and it’s rings ! Never tried to do so….. and only with a 400mm lens.
It’s a 640mm with the cropped sensor, but still amazing. Thanks, Rudi.
I’ll stay a while… stargazing!
Also love your Moon peaking through the clouds and.. wow… Neptune too!!!!
Nepune happens. It Surprised me. Thanks, Marina.
The beautiful photographs made me dream about exploring outer space… Where’s Elon Musk when you need him…?? 😉
Hahaha! Thanks, Herman.
I love the semicircle of Saturns!
You’re welcome, Tim.
I love your night photography Tim. Amazing night skies!
Oh, how lovely to come back home and see such lovely pics
Thanks, Shay. I hope you have a wild time in the wilds.
We did. Totally wild. xxx
yeah… Drink ale it ses on a barrel outside one of the hotel bars, so we did! We walked, we played pool, we put this stick thing we found that looked like a mini dinosaur in all the pics…
What fun. We all need more fun.
Also the bands in the Boots Bar there on a Sat nite can be hit and miss. This one was brill. bar was rocking.
Saturday night;s alrignt for Rockin’ in a Boots Bar.
Lovely photos, Tim.
Most welcome, Tim.
I have been away attending a 3-day family wedding in nature. I was in and out of Wi-Fi so have been missing your photos. I have the mosquito bites to prove it, but we had a lovely time. I am just catching up on all of your amazing posts.
Thanks, Rebecca. Weddings in the wilds are, lets say, Wild! Mosquito bites suck, both literally and figuratively.
It was wild!!! We had to travel gravel roads with deep holes to get to the location. But it was worth it. And I am glad that I witnessed two beautiful people celebrate a new beginning. As for the mosquitos, I think this quote says it best:
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama XIV
Great quote. Hard to get to places can be well worth it.
Gorgeous!!! And you captured blue Neptune! (Always been drawn to that planet in particular!)
Its namesake is a cool god. Thanks, Samantha.
Amazing! You simply amaze all of us with your night sky shares. Thanks Tim!
These are really incredible!
He is Awesome
Fabulous is your camera attached to a telescope?
Thanks, Charlotte. I’ve been using my telephoto lens that I take wildlife photos with for astro photography. I call it the Bazooka. You can see Spunk with it at https://wp.me/p1yQyy-5TW.
I’m surprised you got anything!
It is really fantastic what you capture. Thank you, Tim!
We do have less light polution than you do, but we actually have a fair amount of light pollution from Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. When I was a kid we could see the Milkyway.
Ahh, I remember seeing the Milky Way when I was a kid growing up in the prairies. Now that you mention it, I haven’t seen the Milky way in decades.
Wish my moon shots looked like yours …
Nice Saturn shots – like a little Marvin spaceship….cept white instead of green ha.
Yep! Thanks, Brian.