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Saturn 03/05/2104

Peter Hill

 

Saturn is now approaching opposition, but at just over 20 deg altitude is not best placed from my location for viewing. 

Managed to catch it in the gap between my house and next door, seeing wasn't perfect.

First image was with neximage5 on 200mm F5 Newtonian 10fps at 1/16"  exposure, 1000 frames stacked in Registax 6 Wavelets in R6 as well.

Image is N at top, darker n Equatorial belt contrasting with the brighter Equatrorial zone. Some contrast on rings but no clear division.

 

Saturn 003 was with sane set  but with a x2 barlow > The barlow magnifies the image but also the poor seeing , difficult trying to balance brightness of image without overexposing rings, need to work on exposure and frame rate next time.

 

Pete H

 

saturn0002 14-05-03 01-08-17

saturn0003 14-05-03 01-16-45

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