Rings of Saturn through the years
Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:57 AM
I'm not crazy about including 2010 but I will show both versions :
Back in 2010 I could barely polar align well enough to planetary image and was working with a C8 and the original junky celestron neximage. While I got some decent moon and Jupiter images with it, for anything dimmer it wasn't much good of course frame rate and processing with much worse then too. Too bad I don't have those video files anymore, I'm sure more could be squeezed out with modern technology. At the time I was using a netbook with maybe a 20 or 40 gig SSD which basically required EVERYTHING being deleted before beginning a planetary imaging run.
2011 is with the dmk 21 - I had not yet purchased a filter wheel and then I had my hand controller die and it took quite a long time for celestron to send me a replacement so I never got a colour image.
2012 is also with the dmk but with lrgb filters.
2013 and 2014 is with the asi120mm with ir rgb filters.
I can't wait to look at this again in 10 years with 10 more images.
Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:30 PM
Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:00 PM
Andrew, excellent ring history! I would just desaturate the 2010 and keep it. The hex is already visible on your 2014 shot. Thanks for posting it
Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:01 PM
Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:47 PM
You could always make a mono (b&w) version of the images like this if the first one's colour annoyed you too much..!!!
Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:41 AM