Six years of observing Saturn from my Buffalo backyard (from 2004 at lower right to 2009 at upper left) are combined in this image. Additional information is included with this animation of the ever changing ring plane. This photo appeared as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day on Sept. 4, 2009.

Images recorded with my Astro-Physics 10" mak/cass and DMK21AF04 camera. Image processing in Astro IIDC, Keith's Image Stacker and Adobe Photoshop.


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