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#1 Space Cowboy

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:58 PM

Thought I'd wasted my time last night as thin cloud was blocking out Saturn and only managed 22fps with very dim captures but the resulting stack is pretty decent.

QHY colour cam & 5x powermate , 22 degrees elev :

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#2 Sunspot

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

Nice result.

#3 Timthelder

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:06 PM

5x! Excellent results! I tried it, just not happeneing. Nice job IMO!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

That is just so impressive for a Saturn at 22 degrees with a 5x PM. Top effort there Stuart.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:20 AM

Yep I agree for such low elevation that is an excellent image Stuart. How many frames did you use? how long was the AVI captured?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:18 AM

That's a nice one, Stuart. Thanks for sharing.

#7 GeorgeInDallas

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:08 AM

Great result, particularly with a thin cloud layer. Thanks

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#8 Space Cowboy

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for your comments guys! Dror this was only half an avi really (5500 frames) I normally capture at least 10,000 for 6 mins.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

Very nice Stuart! You keep delivering on Saturn - great colours. This is particularly difficult to get with the low elevation we have this time around.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:19 PM

very nice Stuart!

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#11 Space Cowboy

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

Thanks Roberto & Martus!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

Another fine one Stuart!

#13 Space Cowboy

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks Frank!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

A sterling effort Stuart from our lattitudes, well done mate :)

#15 Space Cowboy

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:55 AM

Thanks Karlo!

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:51 AM

Having had a similar recent experience with thin clouds blocking out Saturn I can empathize with how you felt after seeing frame rates dive into the low 20s and dynamic range withering to wash out some of Saturn's color. Still your CD is well composed and the polar region is reasonably well differentiated from the surrounding area; considering the extreme low altitude of Saturn and your use of a 5x barlow I think you produced some good results Stuart!

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#17 Space Cowboy

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Thanks Pete. I ran the avi through PIPP to stretch the histogram equalizing all the frames which helped AS!2 greatly as without this the stacked image was very poor.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

Very nice&perfect Stuart!

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:57 AM

Lovely result Stuart :)

#20 Space Cowboy

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

Thanks Prodan!

Hey thanks Rob good to see you on here again!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

Nice to be back Stuart, thanks

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

Very nice !






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