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Catalina Image of Saturn



The faint Saturn E ring shows in this coronagraphic image from three co-added 300 sec Cousins red-band exposures taken on May 22.5 UT with the Catalina 1.5-m telescope in poor seeing by Steve Larson. The bright satellites Tethys and Dione are to the east (left), and a field star is on the far right. The brightest part of the E ring extends to the orbit of Enceladus and the faint extension can be traced to 6 Saturn radii.

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