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Saturn storm - visual obs

Started by paul.knight, 12/29/2010 05:24AM
Posted 12/29/2010 05:24AM Opening Post
After checking S&T's website to make sure saturn's storm would be visible i got up at 4 am to take a look with my 8" Celestron. The storm was supposed to cross the meridian around 6 am but I never saw it. I tried my hardest to make it out. Seeing was pretty good, transparency not great but not bad.
Just wondering if you all think visible obs of the storm are possible or if digital imaging is required. Thanks.
Posted 12/29/2010 05:51AM #1
Paul Knight said:

After checking S&T's website to make sure saturn's storm would be visible i got up at 4 am to take a look with my 8" Celestron. The storm was supposed to cross the meridian around 6 am but I never saw it. I tried my hardest to make it out. Seeing was pretty good, transparency not great but not bad.
Just wondering if you all think visible obs of the storm are possible or if digital imaging is required. Thanks.

Quite possible. But you need to pump the magnification up, be sure your collimation is dead on, and prepare for the "subtle." wink

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Posted 12/29/2010 01:13PM #2
Would colored filters help?
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