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Saturn March 16

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#1 Sunspot

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:38 PM

Hi all,

I shot this image on the evening of March 16 (actually about 6UT March 17). I'll probably reprocess it more carefully later, but the first draft turned out well enough to post. :D

This is a stack of 800 frames in each R,G,B shot through a Mewlon 250 scope at F/32. I used a SKYnyx camera with settings of 1.0 for each Gamma, Contrast and Brightness (in LuCam Recorder). The gain was 18, the frame rate was 17fps and exposure of 60ms (1/17sec).

Here at my NW Phoenix location my best seeing is just starting and normally lasts until late May...time to get cracking!! Thanks for looking.

http://www.sunspot51...Misc/r-RGBb.jpg

Paul Maxson

#2 iceman

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:49 PM

Nice image Paul!

#3 OMAR

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

That's a nice Saturn!
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:48 AM

great shot, Paul. i like the colors.

#5 HANTO

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:52 AM

Well done, Paul.

White spot clearly visible!

regards
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:22 AM

Very sharp. Focus & seeing both must be agreeing with you!






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