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#1 HentySky

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:44 AM

Hi Folks, manage to capture this image of Saturn sneaking out from behind the Moon just over two hours ago.  Used the ASI120MC for this shot as there was not enough time to capture 3 separate avi's with the MM.  Took a 30sec avi to get this image at 26 fps.  Difficult to get a clear Saturn image due to the low frame rate, a USB3 MC would have been handy here.  Some dirt on the MC's chip window didn't help either, hence some funny markings on the Moon.

 

Thanks for looking. 

Cheers, Brett.

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#2 Kokatha man

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:18 PM

A good effort Brett..! :waytogo:  :waytogo:

 

We went with a tiny mono recording of Saturn disappearing behind the unlit side of the Moon using an 80mm achro.....it was so cold & we'd already spent a freezing night 24 hours earlier (in rotten seeing) so that was the best we could muster for the occultation!  :lol:

 

Thankfully after almost 2 months of rotten conditions an early shoot last night might've yielded acceptable Saturns at last - might post the occultation animation with these Saturns if they all pass muster. :confused:



#3 troyt

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:46 PM

Good image Brett  :waytogo:



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:53 PM

Well done Brett :waytogo:



#5 xavierq

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:46 PM

amazing! 








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