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Edward E
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My very humble Saturn shot new
      #5560869 - 12/08/12 01:10 PM Attachment (62 downloads)

I tried my hand at imaging Saturn this morning. Mother Nature was very uncooperative though. Seeing was poor and there were some cirriform clouds complicating things. I used my Celestron 11 GPS with a Canon Power Shot SX210 camera and a 52mm long eye-relief eyepiece (eyepiece projection mode). The camera was in auto mode. Next time I will try it in program mode to better control exposure and focus. This is a raw image, no processing. So without further adieu, here'ssss.....Saturn.

Edited by Edward E (12/08/12 01:21 PM)


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Re: My very humble Saturn shot [Re: Edward E]
      #5560928 - 12/08/12 01:51 PM

Pretty Cool! Cpuldn't have been more than 30* altitude and it's a single frame afocal with point n shoot? I would say that's pretty darn good!

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Re: My very humble Saturn shot new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5561535 - 12/08/12 09:26 PM

I'd have to agree, afocal image and low, you can see a lot of atmospheric chromatic abberation. That setup would probably be fantastic on the moon.

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Edward E
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Re: My very humble Saturn shot new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5561705 - 12/08/12 11:48 PM

Thank you Shawnhar. I love your posts. Yep it is a single frame, one of the better ones and yes it is a point and shoot camera afocal style.

We now have total cloud cover and a front moving in so no imaging in the AM. Time for a long near-winter nap for me


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Edward E
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Re: My very humble Saturn shot new [Re: edsplace]
      #5561720 - 12/08/12 11:55 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Thank you edsplace and funny you should mention the moon. I did image it this morning as well. Here is a shot of the moon with the same setup at ~ 4:30 MST.

I also love your work and posts to.


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Re: My very humble Saturn shot new [Re: Edward E]
      #5561894 - 12/09/12 05:37 AM

Very good effort sir! Man, just look at those rings open up...can't wait for Saturn to get higher. Thanks for sharing

Clear Skies,
Brian


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