Saturn and Porrima above the Danube


Date:28.05.2011 Time:20:53 UT
Exposure:10s Field:38o x 54o
Camera:Nikon D3 Optics:f=35mm, 1/2.8
Place:Upper Danube Valley,
Photographer:Till Credner

Planet Saturn has a close encounter with the star Porrima (gamma Virginis) in Virgo during spring 2011. It is the bright pair in the upper right of the image, with Saturn being the brighter one.

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