Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy took an almost unreal photo of Saturn over the weekend . McCarthy says he took the image from the roof of a Southern California parking lot after he set off from his Arizona home.
McCarthy is no stranger to taking fantastic pictures of celestial bodies and events. Photos he took of the Moon and some great photos of the Sun and the International Space Station have been shared many times in the past. This last photo of Saturn is one of the most awe-inspiring photos he has shared.
Saturn Photo Taken by McCarthy Goes Viral
McCarthy shared the photo on both Twitter and Instagram and it has already garnered quite a bit of attention . This is because the image, which showcases the planet and its rings in all their details, looks spectacular. This photo of Saturn is a bit blurry as it wasn’t taken using a powerful system like James Webb or Hubble, but it still does a great job of displaying the planet’s beauty.
However, it should be noted that anyone can take a picture of Saturn with the right equipment. McCarthy uses a powerful hardware system to take pictures specifically at the center of the Sun, but these aren’t all that hard for astrophotographers.