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|Saturn's Rings & Moons|
Open sat_kittpeak.fts with HOU image processing software. This image was taken at NOAO, Kitt Peak, by Adam Block.
What are your favorite settings? Min ________ Max _________ Color Palette?__________
Adjust Min Max look for Saturn's shadow on its rings. Could you find the shadow?__________ From what direction is the Sun shining towards Saturn so you can see this shadow?
Open sat_pj.fts and sat_nan.fts. Click on Log or adjust min and
max so you can see Saturn's moons. Choose a color palette. Use Auto Aperture to find Saturn's brightest moon, Titan.
Four of Saturn's many moons can be seen in these images. Use auto aperture to find the brightness counts for each of the moons. In order of decreasing magnitudes they are: Titan (8.5), Rhea (9.9), Tethys (10.4), and Dione (10.6). Make a table listing the moons, their (x,y) positions, magnitudes, and brightness counts. Note: A magnitude value is a lower number when the brightness is higher.
HOU Educators: Download .fts images of Saturn.
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