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Saturn this morning 11-24-06

Started by skeene, 11/24/2006 05:08PM
Posted 11/24/2006 05:08PM Opening Post
Seeing was very good this morning in cental Ohio. I was unable to get a lot of image scale with my old camcorder now that Saturn's rings are closing up. Not enough light.


Coulter 13 on tracking platform
Sony Digital 8 afocal
1600 frames stacked with Registax

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Posted 11/24/2006 05:11PM #1
grin AWESOME shot Steve!!!!!Send more!!!
Posted 11/26/2006 11:02AM #2
Hi Steve,

excellent result, very crisp details, thanks for sharing!

Best wishes,
Posted 11/26/2006 12:07PM #3
Very nice image Steve! Good processing also.

Ed Roach
Posted 11/26/2006 02:57PM #4
Hi Steve -

A very nice sharp saturn.

Saturn does not offer a lot of light and it is very demanding of the seeing conditions too. It can help to use a B&W camera for luminance.

Thanks for posting -

Alan Friedman
Posted 11/26/2006 05:36PM #5
Hi Steve,

Excellent! image, in one of your replies you said this would be the last Saturn image you would take with your camcorder are you going to get one of the new video cameras such as the Lumenera,ImagingSource(DMK) or other brand.

Clear ans steady skies,

Wes Higgins