Saturday, June 29, 2013


Saturn - Canon 60Da, 5x zoom, 30sec VGA movie at 60fps
My first attempt at imaging Saturn since the rings reappeared.  The seeing was not great tonight so the individual frames had very little detail.  I used a Televue 5x Powermate attached to camera's T-adapter with a TMB-130SS refractor.  This gave an effective focal length of 4550mm.  Stacked frames of a 30sec AVI taken at 60fps in Registax v6 followed by a bit of wavelet sharpening. Reduced noise in Photoshop.  Image was not able to take much more sharpening.

Some of the planet's surface coloration can be seen as well as the Cassini division in the rings.

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