At last, at the end of this week , we had fair weather up here in Sweden.
So I took the opportunity to catch some aviÂ´s with my new DBK 21AU04.AS colour camera.
At first I managed to capture 3 aviÂ´s before the clouds came rolling in... the seeing was really bad, sometimes everything blurred up into a gray ball..
About an hour later, the clouds had passed and it was clear again!
This time I shot about 15 aviÂ´s with different camera settings. The seeing was a little bit better than before, but still hardly mediocre.
The scopes I used was my Vixen ED100SF and my friend MagnusÂ´s Orion Optics 8" f/6, 1/6 PTV reflector.
For magnification I used an Intes 2,4X Barlow lens.
With the Vixen refractor, I used an ir/uv blocking filter.
No filters was used with the reflector.
The first thing I found out, was that I need more power to "fill out" the chip.
And with the DBK camera, (on Saturn), I will have to use at least an 8" scope to resolve Saturn "properly"... I had to set the gain setting at maximum to even see it on the screen, with the Vixen 100...
We had our gear set up on MagnusÂ´s balcony, so his CG5 GT mount was used this night.
He also was in charge of the hand control to track the planet, while I was busy operating the camera and focusing.
As this is my first effort to capture Saturn, I canÂ´t be too dissapointed with the final results...
I will be most grateful for your opinions and thoughts, how I can improve the results!
-A more powerful Barlow lens, eyepiece projection, a bigger scope? -All suggestions are welcome!
I also have an Orion Optics 8" f/6 1/4 ptv. reflector, and an Orion Optics OMC 140 mak, that I am going to try as soon as the weather allows.
This picture is shot with the Orion Optics 8" f/6, 1/6 PTV reflector.