tech2 News Staff 27. April 2019 12:37:08 IST
On March 29, Saturn lined up perfectly with the Earth's Moon, giving the impression of touching the other's surface.
Astrophotographer Grant Petersen picked it up A perfect advantage of this relatively common but easily overlooked event. This connection could be recorded using a telescope mounted Samsung Galaxy S8. The picture was taken from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Petersen shared this image on Twitter, which soon became viral.
That was really spectacular. This morning #Moon #Saturn #Occultation Upon entry of #Johannesburg with a # GalaxyS8 7 x 6k. Skywatcher Dobsonian Telescope, 5 seconds through PIPP and stacked with Registax #Smartphone #astrophotography pic.twitter.com/H8sSirrS2Z
– GrantPetersen (@ GP_O11)  ] March 29, 2019
– GrantPetersen (@ GP_O11) March 29, 2019
He also shared some short video clips of the pictures taken.
– GrantPetersen (@GP_ O11) March 29, 2019
Petersen revealed that the image is actually a combination of several photos showing Saturn just before it slipped off the moon before dawn.
When Saturn approached the moon, Petersen rose and recorded it in a video at 60 frames per second. After the conjunction, he processed the images with a technique known as stacking to put several of the video frames together to make a brighter, clearer image. Business Insider Report Reveals WhatsApp. Sign up for all WhatsApp services to learn about the latest technologies and science. Just go to Tech2.com/Whatsapp and click the Subscribe button.