Saturn at Night - An image study

I had some spare time the other day so I decided to copy a real image of Saturn in Blender. I thought it would be simpler than it turned out to be. What do you guys think?

My Render. Saturn at Night

The original photo I tried to recreate.
Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute, Mindaugas Macijauskas

An alternate angle I discovered.


Also, check it out on my Instagram.

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Wow!!! That looks great!

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Wow, the lighting is certainly spot on, perfect!
The only thing that would have made me guess that the upper image is yours and the lower is the actual photo, is that yours does look more spherical. Saturn is oblate (is that the real term?), meaning that a circle on the surface along the poles is about 10% shorter than one around the equator. It seems that your Saturn is a perfect sphere?
(I only know that because I recently occupied myself with Saturn, not because I am an astronomical expert.)
Apart from that, no telling for me which one is the photo, congratulations! :slight_smile:

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Wow I did not know that fact! Thank you!

what a coincidence cuz I too have recently been obsessed with Saturn lol…

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