Originally Posted by Dennis
I was surprised when I saw the title of this thread and it prompted me to fire off The Sky 6 Pro which shows Saturn as transiting at 3:54pm AEST and setting at 9:42pm!
A great effort and Iím surprised you managed to record the storm at such a low altitude in the poor seeing. I admire your dedication!
Thanks Dennis, Saturn was at an altitude of about 35 degrees for the image that I posted. Being so far west we are on CST. It would be easier for amateurs on the eastern seaboard to capture the storm when it as at the CM. At that time the sky is still very bright out here, much brighter than at the same time on the east coast.
Being so low and so close to sunset the data is never going to be very good, but it doesn't have to be. The images just need to be good enough to confirm whether or not the storm still survives.
I sent my data to Georg Fischer as soon as I had processed it. The time difference is such that at 9pm CST it is about 11 am on the same day at Graz in Austria. Georg got back about an hour later with the news that the very dim nature of the storm in my image supports the data he is receiving from the RPWS instrument on the Cassini spacecraft, the signal has been relatively weak for the past few weeks but it is still there.