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john_s
post Dec 15 2010, 12:37 AM
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The solar system is a happening place this week! I just learned of a major storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere, being monitored by the usual band of talented amateurs. See this site for a list of recent images. Chris Go's site has a particularly nice image.

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Ian R
post Feb 28 2011, 07:42 PM
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Another WAC, RGB view, with one of the moons (Enceladus?) just lurking below the left ansae:

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- john_s   Big storm on Saturn   Dec 15 2010, 12:37 AM
- - nprev   That's a big 'un! Is Cassini in any ki...   Dec 15 2010, 03:58 AM
- - volcanopele   Of course it is in a position, but always remember...   Dec 15 2010, 08:34 AM
- - stevesliva   I hate to ask this question, but I'm really cu...   Dec 16 2010, 06:55 PM
|- - john_s   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Dec 16 2010, 07:55 PM...   Dec 16 2010, 11:56 PM
|- - FatSplenda   QUOTE (john_s @ Dec 16 2010, 03:56 PM) It...   Jan 5 2011, 05:27 AM
- - Toma B   Maybe Hubble Space Telescope can snap some nice im...   Dec 16 2010, 07:31 PM
- - Ian R   This seems to be a re-occurring phenomenon on Satu...   Dec 17 2010, 06:30 AM
- - Juramike   Nice shot of Saturn storm taken by Cassini (props ...   Dec 25 2010, 12:13 AM
- - Ian R   Right, I'm off to eat my Christmas dinner...   Dec 25 2010, 02:19 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Ian R @ Dec 25 2010, 09:19 AM) Rig...   Dec 25 2010, 06:30 PM
- - nprev   1. Wow. Look at that churned atmosphere! Remar...   Dec 25 2010, 06:46 PM
- - antipode   Wow. It looks a *little* bit like Karman vortex st...   Dec 25 2010, 10:28 PM
- - volcanopele   Images from December 24 are hitting the ground and...   Dec 27 2010, 04:14 PM
- - Stu   Fascinating... Not really my planet, but I've...   Dec 27 2010, 04:40 PM
|- - ugordan   My quick version using CB2/GRN/BL1: EDIT: Ugh, ...   Dec 27 2010, 05:41 PM
- - nprev   Spectacular!!! I wonder if that thing...   Dec 27 2010, 07:14 PM
- - ZLD   Here's my take on the storm. Looks pretty mas...   Dec 27 2010, 07:20 PM
- - EDG   It's interesting to see how "untidy...   Dec 27 2010, 08:04 PM
- - Shaka   Yeah, that was one 'badass' big pigeon...   Dec 28 2010, 12:13 AM
- - Bjorn Jonsson   It's interesting to check earlier Cassini imag...   Dec 28 2010, 01:09 AM
- - volcanopele   Yes, that's the same storm, right about the ti...   Dec 28 2010, 01:33 AM
- - ZLD   Heres a bit clearer version of the storm. False c...   Dec 28 2010, 05:33 AM
- - antipode   Wow So are we seeing high cold[er] cloud tops ...   Dec 28 2010, 07:15 AM
- - nprev   So it would seem. Question to anyone knowledgeabl...   Dec 28 2010, 07:24 AM
|- - volcanopele   QUOTE (nprev @ Dec 28 2010, 12:24 AM) Que...   Dec 28 2010, 08:16 PM
- - Hungry4info   Anyone noticed the moon shadow? Not nearly as impr...   Dec 28 2010, 12:13 PM
- - volcanopele   Yep, that's Dione's shadow.   Dec 28 2010, 08:15 PM
- - Juramike   Ground based image (Celestron C14 I assume): http...   Dec 29 2010, 04:18 PM
- - nprev   Thanks, VP, and wow, Mike! The sheer scale o...   Dec 29 2010, 07:57 PM
- - antipode   Holy Moly! One of the images/events of the yea...   Dec 29 2010, 11:16 PM
- - Juramike   Well hot diggity-dawg, that EXCEL file posted abov...   Dec 30 2010, 02:44 AM
- - Mr. Milton Banana   Hi folks! This is my first post to this board....   Dec 30 2010, 03:44 AM
- - jekbradbury   A quick animation from the Flickr photos Juramike ...   Dec 30 2010, 04:28 AM
- - Juramike   Here is my new and improved EXCEL spreadsheet for ...   Dec 31 2010, 04:49 AM
- - Juramike   Saturn in MethanoVision, using RGB[CB2, MT2, CB2xI...   Dec 31 2010, 05:08 AM
- - Mongo   Hmmm... Coincidence?   Dec 31 2010, 05:24 AM
- - Juramike   Here is an animated sequence showing storm evoluti...   Dec 31 2010, 05:35 PM
- - Floyd   From Rev143 Looking Ahead Cassini should get some ...   Jan 1 2011, 03:06 PM
- - Juramike   Blink animation of Dec 24 and Jan 2 in MethanoVisi...   Jan 5 2011, 03:43 AM
- - Floyd   New set down. [first edit] Can someone explain ...   Jan 5 2011, 10:57 AM
|- - ugordan   You can't. If it's an inline image like th...   Jan 5 2011, 11:29 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Floyd @ Jan 5 2011, 05:57 AM) Can ...   Jan 5 2011, 01:50 PM
- - Juramike   Blink animation of Cassini views of the big storm ...   Jan 8 2011, 03:42 AM
- - nprev   Beautiful, Mike; thanks! Morphologically, thi...   Jan 8 2011, 06:52 AM
- - Hungry4info   Additional images from Rev 143. http://saturn.jpl....   Jan 13 2011, 01:03 AM
- - Juramike   There's some beautiful belt detail in the last...   Jan 13 2011, 01:31 AM
- - Juramike   Straightforward combo of HiPassMT2 RGB[MT3,MT2,CB2...   Jan 13 2011, 04:59 AM
- - jasedm   That's really nice Mike - quite some detail th...   Jan 13 2011, 11:23 AM
- - Juramike   Another shot of the storm on Saturn. Better view ...   Jan 14 2011, 03:20 AM
- - Juramike   Couldn't resist some interpretation/speculatio...   Jan 14 2011, 05:18 AM
- - Sunspot   Will they or have they changed any future observin...   Jan 14 2011, 01:22 PM
- - Ian R   Latest colour view and video: http://www.youtub...   Jan 17 2011, 05:14 PM
|- - Juramike   Nice video!!   Jan 17 2011, 11:20 PM
- - volcanopele   Grrr... now I have to make my own version of that   Jan 17 2011, 11:39 PM
- - Juramike   The site for the Planetary Virtual Observatory and...   Jan 19 2011, 03:33 AM
- - Juramike   Updated spreadsheet for viewing Saturn's storm...   Jan 21 2011, 02:35 AM
- - Juramike   I posted a detailed graphic comparing features of ...   Jan 25 2011, 01:30 AM
- - Juramike   Animation of Earth-based telescope images of Satur...   Jan 28 2011, 02:51 AM
- - ZLD   It looks as if Saturn may gain a temporary white b...   Jan 28 2011, 03:33 AM
- - J.J.   ^ That seems to be the pattern: white spots blowi...   Jan 28 2011, 05:16 PM
- - Mr. Milton Banana   So, exactly what kind of storm is this? Is this a ...   Jan 30 2011, 08:15 AM
- - Juramike   I think there is a massive anticyclonic upwelling ...   Jan 30 2011, 06:03 PM
- - Mr. Milton Banana   I emailed Carolyn Porco to find out if they were g...   Jan 30 2011, 09:22 PM
- - stevesliva   They "hear" lighting with the radio scie...   Jan 30 2011, 09:56 PM
- - volcanopele   The RPWS can "listen" for electrical dis...   Jan 30 2011, 10:10 PM
|- - Gsnorgathon   And even the southern hemisphere is somewhat illum...   Jan 31 2011, 05:54 AM
- - ngunn   It appears the storm now has a ghostly neighbour: ...   Feb 6 2011, 10:32 PM
|- - volcanopele   QUOTE (ngunn @ Feb 6 2011, 03:32 PM) It a...   Feb 7 2011, 02:29 AM
- - Ian R   Here's a faux-colour version (CB-GRN-BLU), rot...   Feb 6 2011, 10:48 PM
- - Juramike   Animated blink between Jan 15th and February 4 ima...   Feb 7 2011, 02:22 AM
- - Juramike   Whoo-woo! All aboard the storm train! He...   Feb 7 2011, 02:37 AM
- - nprev   Wow. Damn. Times like this I remember how back...   Feb 7 2011, 05:02 AM
- - Sunspot   Are they going to get any high resolution images o...   Feb 7 2011, 08:34 AM
- - Juramike   Wow!!! http://saturn.jpl.nasa....   Feb 25 2011, 12:52 PM
- - Astro0   Quick stitch of 21 images. There's a whole lot...   Feb 25 2011, 01:59 PM
- - Stu   Wow... we've had MER Monopoly... I think we j...   Feb 25 2011, 02:14 PM
- - Juramike   Comparison graphic showing similarities/difference...   Feb 26 2011, 04:21 AM
- - Ian R   Just got back from London: drooled over Charlie Br...   Feb 26 2011, 09:07 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Ian R @ Feb 26 2011, 01:07 AM) gaw...   Feb 26 2011, 09:14 AM
- - Ian R   Or embedded in Titan, I suppose! ...and h...   Feb 26 2011, 09:31 AM
- - Juramike   Saturn RGB[RED,GRN, BL1] composite Feb 25, 2011. ...   Feb 27 2011, 02:48 PM
- - Juramike   Composite of images in the CB2 IR band taken from ...   Feb 27 2011, 06:26 PM
- - Sunspot   In terms of scale how does this storm compare to t...   Feb 27 2011, 07:29 PM
- - Ian R   Nice work Mike! Here's a false-colour ...   Feb 28 2011, 07:26 PM
- - Ian R   Another WAC, RGB view, with one of the moons (Ence...   Feb 28 2011, 07:42 PM
- - Sunspot   Are the clouds in the storm moving fast enough to ...   Feb 28 2011, 11:02 PM
|- - john_s   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Mar 1 2011, 12:02 AM) Ar...   Mar 1 2011, 12:32 AM
- - Ian R   Prequel to my last post:   Feb 28 2011, 11:16 PM
- - volcanopele   CB2 frames are 3.2 seconds exposures. MT frames a...   Mar 1 2011, 02:04 AM
|- - john_s   QUOTE (volcanopele @ Mar 1 2011, 02:04 AM...   Mar 1 2011, 06:27 PM
- - Juramike   Random question: But why are the MT3 images usual...   Mar 1 2011, 02:48 AM
- - volcanopele   To improve signal to noise. Not a lot of reflecte...   Mar 1 2011, 04:18 AM
- - Juramike   RGB[MT3,MT2,CB2] composite of 18 contrast-adjusted...   Mar 1 2011, 05:48 AM
|- - machi   QUOTE (Juramike @ Mar 1 2011, 06:48 AM) R...   Mar 1 2011, 09:57 PM
- - jasedm   ^ Oh that's a work of art! Beautiful.   Mar 1 2011, 08:19 AM
- - Shaka   Ditto! I'd love to sneak it onto the wa...   Mar 2 2011, 09:25 PM
- - Astro0   Just for fun   Mar 5 2011, 06:57 AM
|- - toddbronco2   QUOTE (Astro0 @ Mar 4 2011, 10:57 PM) Jus...   Mar 7 2011, 04:38 PM
- - Stu   Gorgeous! I started making that myself but hal...   Mar 5 2011, 07:21 AM
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