Saturn and Titan are seen in retrograde motion in front of star clouds of Sagittarius together with globular cluster M28 (bottom left); Lagoon, Trifid nebulae (M8, M20), open cluster M21 (far right); and numerous other deep sky objects.
My plan was to record Saturn for as many nights as possible, taking advantage of the better weather. Here in Bursa, Turkey, summers tend to go dry with long spells of mostly clear skies, thanks to the Mediterranean climate. But the summer of 2018 was different. It was much more moist and tropical, getting cloudy in the afternoons and bringing occasional showers. Thankfully the clouds generally cleared after sunset, or in the early evening. There still were a few evenings when I had to wait and check for holes in the clouds. So, getting the shots were much more adventurous than I expected on some days, but I was able to photograph Saturn on 55 consecutive evenings, from 1st July to 24th August 2018.
I photographed the background sky with the star clouds and rich deep sky objects with a 200 mm f/1.8 lens and a 2x teleconverter, while the nightly photographs of Saturn were with a 500 mm f/8 mirror lens. Titan is bright enough and easily visible with this magnification of 8x, tracing a wavy line while it revolves around Saturn.