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Tony G

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Saturn from Woodlands
« on: May 27, 2009, 20:24:03 »
Well, while all of you were taking proper images, (well done everyone, there's some great images taken at Woodlands) I stuck to the webcam, and was guided by my cider bottle, but it did honestly looked a lot clearer at the time I was imaging.
Still managed to get a moon as well at about 2 o'clock (to Saturn that is, not the time it was taken)
I have some more AVI's which I need to look at, but this is just a quick image from 1 of them.



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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 20:57:45 »
well mate, it's considered to be almost impossible to image saturn's moons without burning out the disc. clearly the cider is bringing out the skilled imager in you...

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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 21:19:29 »
Nice pic. When you've done some serious processing on all your AVI's you should have a really nice image.

BTW. I was looking at Saturn just last night. It's not so bright now the rings are edge on so the shading is easier to see as well as the moons. I could make out four (LX90 8" 20mm plossl).
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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 05:05:49 »

Well done Tony!  That's a nice image.  Well defined ring, banding on the planet and even a moon!

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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 08:06:00 »
Nice one Tony, it should look even better when you get to process some more of those AVI's.

Did you use a Barlow or was it with the camera directly on the back of the scope ?

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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 11:30:27 »
Tony, you have done really well, what with all the problems you have had lately, with your telescopes, stopping you from going outside much.


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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 13:07:53 »
Really nice Tony. I had my scope up to x300 and have never seen Saturn under such clear conditions.

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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009, 18:01:20 »

It was very interesting comparing scopes that night (Sunday).  Jim had a rock steady image in his scope whilst Duncan (LX90) and I (C11) had virtually identical shimmering.  After an hour or so, mine had settled down to be rock steady - probably Duncan's as well.

I'm guessing we were both suffering from tube currents because it had been a nice warm day.  I suppose it could have been early evening turblence that affected fat scopes more than thin ones.  Or maybe some combination of both.

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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 18:19:21 »
well done tony,

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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2009, 00:44:40 »
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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2009, 21:18:26 »
Checked on Stellarium and the moon in the image is Titan.

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Re: Saturn from Woodlands
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 15:53:01 »
Always good to see planetary images Tony & you did very well getting Titan as well. Keep it up (the imaging that is...) - John