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Saturn Feb 24, 2013 from Melbourne, Australia

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#1 John_K

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

My first go at Saturn for this apparition, and although it appears that I missed the best seeing 24 hours earlier, the sky was still better than average for Melborune at just after 5am this morning.

The seeing was defenitely better during the IR685 filter sequence, and it was just really good to see Saturn again so high in the sky.

Promises to be a great apparition for us Southerners and for the next few years Saturn will be very high.

Shot with my usual set up (12.5" f/5; Skynyx 2.0 camera) and processed in AS2, AstraImage (RGB photo) and CS3.

Clear skies to all.

John K.

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#2 John_K

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

and the RGB version as well

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Wow, great sharp crisp Saturn !!
Color is a bit off on the RGB (a bit to blue) but man looks great overall !!
Love the black and white.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Color is a bit off on the RGB (a bit to blue) but man looks great overall !!


Thanks Freddy,

I have re-processed RGB image which I think is more on the money.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Some really nice data there John, easily see the hex in both. A nice spot on the Northern edge of the Great Storm Remnant just to the P side of the CM in the RGB. The alt that Saturn is rising too should provide plenty of opportunities, even down Sth in Melbourne. Agree with Freddy re the colour, reckon the G & B could be cut back a little.

Well done.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Very nice image John.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

that's super!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

Good work John. Those images are really sharp - well done!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

Awesome!!






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