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Saturn: December 16, 2004

Started by elancer65, 12/16/2004 08:39AM
Posted 12/16/2004 08:39AM Opening Post
Hi all,

Imaged Saturn last night from eastern Massachusetts. It was cold about 12 degrees F/ -10 degrees C. seeing was all over the place from 2/10 to 5/10.
Meade LX90 8" SCT at f/30, Phillips ToUcam pro 2, 5fps, 400 of 1194 stacked with Registax. It was my first chance to image in a month and it was very difficult to focus, but beggars can't be choosers.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

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Posted 12/16/2004 08:57AM #1
Hi Ed,

Very good Saturn, wow 12 degrees you earned this one smile

Clear & Steady Skies,

Wes Higgins
Posted 12/16/2004 09:02AM #2

Looks to me like you overcame a few obstacles and produced a very nice image. Well done, and thank you for sharing.

Posted 12/16/2004 09:41AM #3
Excellent shot Edward!
Beautiful detail & colors!

Thank you!


Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 12/16/2004 09:57AM #4
Ed -

Very nicely done in these conditions. The processing for color and naturalness is excellent with the softness a result of the seeing.

great job,

Alan Friedman
Posted 12/16/2004 01:08PM #5
Beautiful Edward! Excellent detrail and color.

Jim Phillips
Posted 12/16/2004 03:04PM #6
Very nice Saturn Edward! I like the processing.... a lot!

"The expression of the beautiful is in direct ratio to the power of perception acquired by the artist." (Gustave Courbet)
Posted 12/18/2004 03:31PM #7
Hi all,

This is a separate image taken the same night but at 10fps. 1400 out of 2300 images. I think this one came out slightly better than the last. Thanks for looking.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

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