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APO Image of Saturn


February 12, 1995


This image is the sum of two 150-sec exposures of Saturn taken at the Apache Point Observatory with the GRIM II infrared camera. The image was taken in a methane band at 2.36 microns where Saturn is quite dark. Clouds obscured Saturn during the time of the ring plane crossing. The planet was not observable until 01:00 UT. This image was taken at 02:00 12 Feb UT at an airmass of 4.2. Observers were Mark Marley, Charles Walter, and Marla Geha of NMSU.

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