But the "Hex" can be seen in these images if somewhat indistinctly.....with a ring tilt of 22° atm some nice seeing even now should give anyone (esp. in the Sthn Hemisphere) a good crack at getting it well defined.
In a similar vein the Sth Polar Zone is all but invisible as the rings almost completely blot that region out from view!
Still, it was good practise as we hadn't imaged for a month or more now...and this image is only 18 days short of a year to the day when another image we captured demonstrated that the NPZ hexagon could be imaged with amateur scopes: http://www.cloudynig...maging/Numbe... ..."old hat" now but very exciting at the time as that thread showed!
Re that image from 2013 (not our best by a long way but perhaps our most "satisfying" ) Mike Foulkes (BAA Saturn Director) had me rush-process it just after Xmas for the 2014 European Astrofest poster...hopefully we'll get a memento if it proves useable!
Here's this morning's effort - a very rushed "in the field" processing job and I'm sure folks will see a few furphies that I've been too tired to pick up.....and it's off to sleep for both of us now (well, Pat's been snoozing for a few hours already! )
Perhaps tomorrow morning will have some better seeing..?!?
Edit: just added an iR742nM image plus a Polar projection map thereof...