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iwannabswiss
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Saturn
      #6623916 - 07/08/14 06:04 PM

First picture is with my 4" scope back in May, then I acquired a 10" and got a little more detail last week. I need to work on my collimation as I believe that is my main issue with the second picture, I've got a catseye on order so I'm hoping that will take care of it. Pictures were taken using a modified hp-4110 webcam. Any other advice?




Edited by iwannabswiss (07/09/14 12:48 PM)


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ASTROFINE
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Re: Saturn new [Re: iwannabswiss]
      #6625168 - 07/09/14 12:48 PM

Nice and great fun .

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AlanL
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Re: Saturn new [Re: ASTROFINE]
      #6625261 - 07/09/14 01:42 PM

Here's a good article on collimation. I've never used a cheshire, but instead just do a star test before imaging. It's important to re-check if you significantly change the position of the scope due to potential for mirror flop and flexure.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-resources/how-to-align-your-newtonia...


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iwannabswiss
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Re: Saturn new [Re: AlanL]
      #6627324 - 07/10/14 11:46 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the link, anything I can do to learn and be more effective is great!

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