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Saturn and Moons 03-03-2009 by Chrissyo Saturn and Moons 03-03-2009 by Chrissyo
My second Saturn image for 2009! And I have to say, the seeing tonight was fantastic! There was a bit of cloud that’d pop up every now and then, but apart from that (and the mosquitos!) it was a great evening.

Saturn itself is actually a 2X resample of one of the images I captured using my 5X Powermate. It’s a bit nosier than the original image, but I just couldn’t resist the image scale on this one!

The moons are (in order from left to right) Titan, Tethys and Rhea. Enceladus was transiting the planet while this image was taken, though I don’t think you can pick it out of the noise.

Saturn and the moons were taken in separate exposures and added together after processing.

Taken with my 10” Newtonian telescope on an EQ6 mount. A 5X Powermate was used with my DMK21AU04.AS camera. Registax was used for processing (the beta of Registax5, in fact).
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Mickeistheshit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Great ! Very sharp :)
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Mickeistheshit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Great ! Very sharp :)
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bypp Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
nice one :)
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quicksimon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
cracking mate!! Gotta get one of thjose cameras.. Do you think they're much better than a webcam?
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Chrissyo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! =)

As for cameras, I'm not sure - I've never used a webcam. I went from my video camera to the DMK. The DMK is definetly better than the video camera though! =)
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quicksimon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Thanks m8... well, looks like i need to do something because my planet pics are too good...hmm, or maybe it's mainly because of bad seeing.. ah excuses excuses :P
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a wonderfully "Stelar" shot. ;)

Nice work! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a wonderfully "Stelar" shot. ;)

Nice work! :)
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful - thank you for sharing - wonderful captures
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SahajaFreed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice stuff. Looking to target Saturn myself soon. Though i don't know how well it will turn out using a 2x barlow or 15mm eyepiece projection. Seeing is terrible around here as well. Guess i'll find out once the moon passes.

Cheers.

Nice gallery by the way.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional
This is wonderful

Did you get anything worthwhile of Comet Lulin?
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Chrissyo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nah, I didn't. I did get a look for it visually though! It was so much bigger than I thought! Great stuff! =)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Professional
We had a hard time finding it here but when we did find it it was great
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