Want to see Saturn live? You can do so here. 7/19/13

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (8 posts)
  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago


    Of course there's that light traveling thing...

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    922 watching now

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    "At the exact time the Cassini spacecraft is snapping pics of Earth, Slooh will be snapping images of Saturn - live and in true color - with live broadcast team."

    NEVERMIND, it just ended. I was lucky to stumble upon that. Another bit of history.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image90
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It must have been cool to see it live! I keep missing the posts you make here, until it is too late. You keep stumbling into really cool videos!

  4. Greekgeek profile image87
    Greekgeekposted 6 years ago

    Aww man, sorry I missed it. Today was the day, and I totally forgot. The Bad Astronomy blog (terribly misnamed) mentioned this a few weeks ago.

    But thanks for the reminder. Saturn's rings are tipped towards us nicely right now, so I need to take some more crummy photos with my lousy backyard setup. (Cassini, it aint.)

    Cassini has taken some truly amazing photos; it's worth browsing the site.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You're right - Saturn's rings are just right.  We looked through a 25" scope at a small observatory a week or so ago; beautiful!  It's not Cassini, either, but we could see the Cassini division. smile

  5. Greekgeek profile image87
    Greekgeekposted 6 years ago

    OoooooOOO I'm jealous. smile Was that at an observatory, and if so, where?

    i have a wonderful 20-year-old backpacking scope, a Televue Pronto. It will just barely resolve the two main cloud bands on Jupiter, but it's not strong enough to resolve any details on Saturn, just a very bright miniature cutout of the planet + rings.

    My favorite thing to do with it, oddly enough, is to go out and peer at sunspots. I rigged up a solar filter out of #17 mylar and -- I kid you not -- a margarine tub for last year's annular eclipse and Venus crossing, and it works like a charm, so I've been playing with solar photography.

    ...and for today's "pale blue dot" photo op, I realize that it probably snapped Earth while I was taking the cat to the vet. I find it oddly appropriate that my cat managed to get into the picture.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There is a small observatory about 50 miles from me that is opened to the public on weekends, a campground nearby.  Bruneau Dunes, it is called, and what are listed as the tallest sand dunes in North America are there as well, a remnant of the Bonneville Flood 12,000 years ago.  We camp there every spring - it is in the desert and summertime is far too hot to enjoy.

      They have the 25 incher in a typical observatory building plus several smaller scopes and a giant pair of naval binoculars they set up in the courtyard (followed the space station with those once, which was cool).  In addition there is a slide show and lecture just before dark; this year it was on dark matter, dark energy and black holes.  Most interesting.  Very often, the astronomical society in the area shows up as well, with their own private scopes that the public can look through.  Happens every Friday and Saturday nights from spring through fall. 

      This time it was cloudy right at dark, and they turned the big scope on the moon for lack of anything else, or least on a small portion of the moon.  At the edge you could see that it was jagged, not a smooth circle, from the mountains and craters.  Pretty neat.



This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)