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Rings of Saturn through the years

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#1 corpusse

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

Improved version now that I have a good 2014 image.

I'm not crazy about including 2010 but I will show both versions :

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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.

#2 steveward53

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:57 AM

Lovely set sir ... :waytogo:

#3 Rankinstudio

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

Love those compositions, great work :)

#4 sfugardi

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:30 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

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#5 corpusse

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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

Regards,
Steve


good idea!

#6 mikey cee

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

Well I'm not crazy about 2010 either but it is needed just the same. Sometimes even the bad stuff is needed to tell the whole story. :smirk: Mike

#7 Kokatha man

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:47 PM

A good graphic example of the changing ring tilt Andrew! :waytogo:

You could always make a mono (b&w) version of the images like this if the first one's colour annoyed you too much..!!! ;)

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:41 AM

I like having the 2010 shot in there - the edge-on rings really help show the evolution of the tilt and it also demonstrates how your AP skills have progressed...

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:19 AM

+1 pedxing


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