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Saturn 03-12-26

Started by mxb, 12/28/2003 03:52PM
Posted 12/28/2003 03:52PM Opening Post
I was reluctant to post this considering all the excellent Saturn images being posted, but what the heck!
This was taken 1.50 am (1450UT) Boxing Day. Saturn only gets to about 30 deg here, so I doubt I'll do much better.
LX90 at f/20 (seeing wouldn't support much more)
Logitech Quickcam 3000 5 fps 1/5sec 30% Yield
Aquired with K3CCDTools
Processed with Registax, Wavelet layer 5 89.9
Unsharp mask and brightness/contrast in PSP.

Clear Skies,

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mxb's attachment for post 11798
Posted 12/28/2003 04:09PM #1
Mark -

That's a very good image and very impressive with Saturn so low in the sky.


Alan Friedman
Posted 12/28/2003 05:59PM #2

Nothing to be ashamed of there!! That's a really nice image.

Paul Maxson

Paul Maxson
Moderator - CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System
Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, ASI120MM, Flea3.
Posted 12/28/2003 06:52PM #3

An excellent image. The scope optics look really sharp and there is more than enough detail. A bit more processing for smoothing the grain while retaining the detail and it would be absolutely perfect.

Take Care,

Jose Suro
Tierra Verde, Florida
Posted 12/28/2003 07:49PM #4
Great job Mark.

Keep posting.

Posted 12/28/2003 09:26PM #5
Thanks to all for the encouragment. I have posted the original resultant stacked image. if anyone can coax a good image out of it and tell me how they did it, I'd appreciate it.

Clear Skies,