Teenager Captures Incredibly Clear Picture Of Saturn And Its Iconic Rings From His Backyard


Teenager Captures Incredibly Clear Picture Of Saturn And Its Iconic Rings From His Backyard
 A 15-year-old youngster used a telescope in his backyard to snap an image of Saturn that many experienced astronomers would be proud of.

 Teenager Captures Incredibly Clear Picture Of Saturn And Its Iconic Rings From His Backyard

Marcus Reed of Seaford, East Sussex, used a 102mm diameter reflector telescope to acquire a crisp view of the gas giant, complete with its spectacular rings.

 

Teenager Captures Incredibly Clear Picture Of Saturn And Its Iconic Rings From His Backyard

The student said that he remained up until 4 a.m., using an iPhone app called Sky Guide to locate the planet in the sky.

 

Teenager Captures Incredibly Clear Picture Of Saturn And Its Iconic Rings From His Backyard

Reed said:

‘I was pleasantly surprised when I looked back and saw I had such a clear picture – Saturn is my favourite planet. The amount of positive feedback I received surprised me massively. I have been interested in astronomy and photography for a long time, and I really enjoy it – I use my telescope every night when it’s clear. I’m in the air cadets – when I'm older I'd like to join the raff then become a commercial pilot, but after that I aspire to join the European space agency as an astronaut,’.


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