A 15-year-old boy, from Seaford, East Sussex, captured an awesome picture of Saturn using a personal telescope in his back garden that many experienced astrophysicists would be proud of. Marcus Reed was able to take this perfect picture of the Saturn, as well as its entire rings, using a reflector telescope of diameter 102mm.
He said: “I took the picture at four in the morning. I turned on the app and saw that Saturn was evident, so straight away I put my slippers on and ran downstairs, setting up my telescope on the back lawn in my pajamas. I was pleasantly amazed when I looked back and saw I got such a clear picture – Saturn is my favorite planet. ‘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.”
Tom Kerss, an astrophysicist at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, said: “Marcus has done an amazing job at capturing such a clear view of Saturn we might see with our eyes using a good beginner’s telescope.
The familiar rings are clearly seen surrounding the Saturn, which as of this month is rising before the Sun.