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First Saturn Image

Started by wy6k, 04/06/2005 06:17AM
Posted 04/06/2005 06:17AM Opening Post
Here's the first Saturn image I have posted. This was taken Feb 5, 2005 with a CGE1400 and ToUcam. All comments are appreciated.


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Michael Watts
CGE 1400
Posted 04/06/2005 07:20AM #1
Hi Michael,
well that is a damn good 1st shot! The only thing is that the color balance may be a bit off: it seems there is a red shift of the whole image: the rings structure appears pinkish instead of bluish.

Please wait for other to confirm this impression since I am replying from a laptop so the LCD screen may be responsible for this.

Did you use an IR-cut filter? If not then the pinkish hue may be caused by that. The Toucam is designed to work with an IRcut filter and not using it may throw the whole color balance off.

Ciao and keep on posting.

Solar Imaging Website
Posted 04/06/2005 07:58AM #2

Excellent first image, maybe a bit overprocessed for my taste and the colour needs adjusting, but you have a great start to work with. Welcome!!

Paul Maxson

Paul Maxson
Moderator - CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System
Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, ASI120MM, Flea3.
Posted 04/06/2005 08:26AM | Edited 04/06/2005 08:26AM #3
Nice first one Mike! (I wish my "first" was this nice! LOL!)
What did you use for processing? as the guys mentioned, colors are a bit off, but besides that... great shot! wink

Thanks for sharing, and keep it up! 8)

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

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Posted 04/07/2005 12:53PM #4
Hi Michael,

That is a great image! I think I need to ugrade my PSP8 to PSP9.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach