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Small bore challenge: Saturn w/ 6" or less

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#401 Frank1984

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 02:13 PM

Saturn up at 38° over the horizon from last saturday under good seeing.

Gear used: Orion Skyquest XT6 (manually guided), Neximage 5 camera, iCap 2.3 at Gain: 40 and Exp: 1/90 s.
15% of 5,000 frames processed in Autostakkert!3, Registax 6 and Photoshop.

 

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#402 Foc

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:42 PM

Tht is really crisp for 38 degrees


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#403 mic1970

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 10:40 AM

What can one expect (assuming decent seeing) with a 72mm APO?  I will be traveling with it and thought I might bring my camera.  I assume I can get the overall shap but will have not cloud lines. 



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Posted 04 July 2019 - 04:47 AM

July 4, with good seeing considering the 20.5° altitude.  Nexstar 6SE + 2x Barlow and ADC.  ASI224MC camera.

 

With just five days until opposition, the rings seem to be brightening.

 

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Edited by KiwiRay, 04 July 2019 - 11:45 AM.

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#405 Stargazer3236

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:44 AM

The ring brightening is called the Seigler Effect. It is because all the objects in the ring seem to line up face on as the planet nears opposition, creating a brighter ring reflection.


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#406 KiwiRay

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:50 AM

The Seeliger effect, yes.  You really see it in the sharp spike in visual magnitude for Saturn that other planets don't have:

 

https://curtrenz.com/saturn07.html

 

Jupiter for comparison:

 

https://curtrenz.com/jupiter11.html


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 05:35 PM

Saturn on 7/3/19. 

Alt = 19o

Nexstar 5i, 2X Barlow

ZWO ASI120MC-S

SharpCap 3.2, Autostakert 3, Registax 6 Gimp 2

 

Average seeing.  Clear, but turbulent.  It was hard to get good focus.

 

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#408 Toddeo

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:25 PM

Taken on July 3rd.  ES AR102. Camera was a Neximage5 using iCap and Registax6. Seeing was below average.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

July 4, with good seeing considering the 20.5° altitude.  Nexstar 6SE + 2x Barlow and ADC.  ASI224MC camera.

 

With just five days until opposition, the rings seem to be brightening.

You captured the polar hexagon, mate! Check out your green channel…

 

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:08 PM

Captured at UT 08:14, less than 9 hours before opposition.  Despite average seeing, the Seeliger effect was visually striking, with the bright white rings outshining the planet, while the planet's colours were more intense than usual. 

 

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Nexstar 6SE + 2x Barlow and ADC.  ASI224MC camera.


Edited by KiwiRay, 10 July 2019 - 01:18 AM.

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#411 willian

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

July 4, with good seeing considering the 20.5° altitude. Nexstar 6SE + 2x Barlow and ADC. ASI224MC camera.

With just five days until opposition, the rings seem to be brightening.

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Wow !!! Very nice !!!

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:08 PM

I'm glad KiwiRay let me know about this forum. Here is an image I caught with Celestron NestStar 6se and Zwo 224 camera. Had a 3x Barlow lens on and great seeing. 

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#413 willian

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:27 PM

Hello Guys,

 

Here is my saturn image, from june 29th....

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:30 PM

Hi guys,

   Here's my contribution taken on 13 Jul 2019 at 00:03:21 hours.

 

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This was taken with an ETX125+2x Barlow with ZWO ASI120MC. I think this is the best photo I've ever taken of Saturn :) All the collimation work I did on my ETX125 paid off.

 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:58 PM

Hi guys,

   I've been comparing my Saturn photo taken with the ASI120MC with those taken by others with the ASI224MC. It seems that the ASI224MC has a larger color dynamic range because the rings look a lot brighter than what I have done above. Is this true or it's due to my scope ETX125, processing or seeing? (Moon was 86.6% full when this photo was taken)

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:36 PM

Processing and transparency can affect the color.



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:46 PM

Here is my contribution to Small Bore Challenge on Saturn: Nexstar 6SE, Neximage 5 camera, iCap 2.3 app, 40 Gain, 1/21s exposure, Autostakkert!3 and Registax 6.

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 05:22 PM

Taken a couple nights ago. We are into our "Monsoon Season" here- seeing has been pretty crappybawling.gif . C6 sct on a SE mount. Captured with a ZWOASI120MC, using Sharpcapture and Registax.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:40 AM

Here's one from tonight using my Questar 3.5 and ZWO 178MM camera. Seeing was good with average transparency. Captured in SharpCap and processed with Autostakkert, Registax, and a little bit of Lightroom. Thanks again for looking!

 

V/R

 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 08:12 AM

Here's one from tonight using my Questar 3.5 and ZWO 178MM camera. Seeing was good with average transparency. Captured in SharpCap and processed with Autostakkert, Registax, and a little bit of Lightroom. Thanks again for looking!

 

V/R

 

Terry

That's a nice looking image from a little 3.5" scope.


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:48 AM

That's a nice looking image from a little 3.5" scope.

Thanks James! I was really surprised that I was able to catch so much banding on the globe. It was a good night!

 

V/R

 

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:38 AM

Her is my first image of Saturn. Taken with a T2i, HighPoint 2.5 barlow, Home made 6inf8 Newtonian with optics that I made and silvered - on a manually driven Super polaris mount. I've got an electronic focuser coming this week so I should be able to get some better focus. 


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#423 Toddeo

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:57 AM

Matthew Paul, that's a great image!


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:56 AM

Tak FC100N, QHY5III 224, Barlow 3x, drizzle 1,5x version.

 

 

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:30 PM

Average seeing last night, but I managed to squeeze something out of the data in processing.  Same equipment as above.

 

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