Saturn, ... but what ....
Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:17 PM
Yep it happened to me as well, finally got some
10 minutes gap between clouds to try an image
First aligned on a star close by, then focussed with
the famous Bahtinov mask, then slewed to Saturn.
Had some problems with the brightness.
Took off the UV-IR filter, still little light
Finally took 3 short avi's before Saturn disapeared
behind some clouds and the roof.
Closer look, ........... I left the focussing mask
on the scope
Maybe tomorrow another chance ?
The little I have looked well focussed but with some
weird fuzzy haze around.
I feel soo dumb now
Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:35 PM
I've done that more than I care to admit.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:27 PM
Are you using a powermate / barlow ?
Mert what camera are you using ?
Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:45 PM
Sometimes the clouds make us all, "out of practice!"
Posted 28 March 2009 - 04:12 AM
that "happen" sometimes.
Freddy, I use a SPC900 and if seeing permits a TVx3
Mostly when using this barlow, Saturn is very dim in my
scope, so I use a FR of 0.5x plus the TVx3 behind.
This works out to be 1.5x.
And yes Mike, it's been a while ago now, so likely it's
what you say, out of practice!
I'll keep on going, but now I'm clouded out again.
CS to all!