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Marcus Reed, a 15-year-old from Seaford, East Sussex, captured this amazing image of Saturn, complete with its dramatic rings, using a 102mm diameter reflector telescope in his backyard. However, he did get some help from an iPhone app called Sky Guide to pinpoint the planet in the sky. “I had turned on the app and saw that Saturn was visible, so straight away I put my slippers on and ran downstairs, setting up my telescope on the back lawn. I was pleasantly surprised when I looked back and saw I had such a clear picture – Saturn is my favorite planet,” said Reed. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here to view images that NASA has captured of the gas giant.
“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 RAF then become a commercial pilot, but after that I aspire to join the European Space Agency as an astronaut,” adds Reed.