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#26 CPellier

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:46 AM

A couple of fine entries from low elevations...

Christophe, what do you mean by Altaz derotation? Is it a software correction of field rotation?

Hi  Tony, the field rotation is corrected by WinJupos, when doing a video derotation (there is a simple option to select). It works superbly well !


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#27 KpS

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:32 AM

Saturn from 53°N, last night. Altitude above the horizon during capturing: 13 degrees.

Incredibly good result! Positive role here was probably laminar flow over the flat landscape and the stabilizing influence of the sea.



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

Not sure if this is my best of 2018, but I processed it last night and its pretty good so lets go with it!

 

Taken around 2315 on 11/July 2018 from Southampton, UK, 50N.

 

Altitude 18 degrees.

 

Its 25 2 minute runs combined in WInJupos with an R filter, 12" f5 newtonian @ f20. ASI290MM.

 

Shows the polar streaky storm reasonably well, as well as an equatorial feature. It made a nice movie too, which shows various features moving. will see if i can post that.

 

I applied quite a lot of gamma to enhance visibility of the storm features.

 

Cheers.

 

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#29 kbev

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:21 AM

Here is what is probably my best so far this season, taken on Mars opposition night.  I spent a good bit of time using a nearby star to set focus for each filter then did three imaging runs.  Looking at the images as I processed them it seems like focus held pretty good across all sets.  I had also checked collimation and while not spot-on it was close enough that I felt better about leaving it rather than chasing it too long.

 

Imaged from 33.4° north (roughly Tom's latitude):

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:41 AM

I barely qualify (30.25N)

 

Saturn video from July 27 (Shot right before the Mars image). Saturn was getting right into the trees.. Managed single 10 minute video.

 

I was hoping to get the polar storm... may be it was on the other side..

 

Edge11/3.5x power mate (0.7x reducer with 5x powermate)/ADC/ASI224MC

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#31 dlreese

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:51 AM

My Saturn 6-8-2018 from 40 deg N

Meade LX50 10 in.  ASI 120mc 

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#32 charotarguy

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 01:20 PM

My Saturn from 7/19/2018

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#33 JohnWolf

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 01:38 PM

This is my first try at photographing Saturn with the Celestron Neximage 10, on a classic Edmund Scientific 6 inch Newtonian f/6 (circa 1982) using iCAP 2.3 and RegiStax 6.1., from Louisville KY on July 27, 2018.  I hope to improve my photo processing techniques by learning more about the various options in Registax in the weeks ahead.

Saturn0001 18-07-27 22-41-23 v1 crop2.jpg

 


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#34 Toddeo

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 02:45 PM

   The Monsoon has been "crazy" this year. I've gone a month without using a telescope! These were taken with a c6 sct & a neximage5.                      

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#35 TonyStar

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

Possibly my best IR Saturn from 40deg N. The ASI290MC does well with the 685nm filter but I suspect the 290MM would do even better, perhaps time for a mono camera....

 

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#36 JMP

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:19 PM

This may be my best Saturn yet. My mobile setup is a Nexstar 11, I can't see Saturn and Mars from home this year. ZWO ADC and ES 2x focal extender gives me about f/21. The seeing was good enough Friday night that I could drizzle the images for processing. This is about 120% of capture scale, 3 five minute AVI's combined with Winjupos.

 

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:45 PM

This is my Saturn from April 23rd.  Managed to get the hexagon with my C8!

 

Location is Lincoln, NE, roughly 40 deg N.

 

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#38 Foehammer

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:01 AM

Latitude 34N, target altitude 30 degrees at capture. C9,25 + ADC

 

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:04 AM

I barely qualify (30.25N)

 

Saturn video from July 27 (Shot right before the Mars image). Saturn was getting right into the trees.. Managed single 10 minute video.

 

I was hoping to get the polar storm... may be it was on the other side..

 

Edge11/3.5x power mate (0.7x reducer with 5x powermate)/ADC/ASI224MC

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I think you do have the 'tail' of the polar storm, on the left hand side.



#40 sfugardi

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:28 AM

Guys, my best Saturn this year, taken 7/20/18 25deg altitude 4/5 seeing/transparency, 20min total 4x5min avi runs combined in WJ off my C14 Astronomik Type2 L filter, ZWO224MC + ADC at approx f25. With the constant rain, that may be my last attempt at the ringed planet. Hope you like it

 

Regards,

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 02:10 PM

Very  nice, Steve, about the best we can do from the Northeast at the moment. Hard to tell for sure but it looks like you captured some NP storm activity..



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:57 PM

Taken from 42* 21', Saturn taken with a Neximage 5 camera, UV/IR block filter, Nexstar 8SE telescope, Celestron iCap2.3.

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#43 Zymm

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:52 AM

This image was taken on June 30, 2018 at 06:11 UT, from 34 degrees, 38 minutes, 45 seconds N.  Imaging train: Zhumell Z12 Dobsonian on an Ed Jones equatorial mount, a Celestron 3.5x Barlow, a ZWO ADC, and a Canon T5i (700 D) camera.  It was de-rotated in WinJupos from seven different images taken within about 20 minutes.  Each of those seven was formed from stacking and post-processing the best 20% of about 3000 images. 

 

73613F09 1B15 4021 B131 16DB1C56F3C5

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:51 AM

August 06, 19-30UT . Newton 320mm f/20, barlow Knight Owl 3*.ZWO 290MM, ZWO ADC, Baader CCD color filters +Baader IR685
AS!2+WinJupos+fitswork4+PS CS5. IRRGB
Altitude 17 degrees.
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#45 Shippy80

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:45 AM

This is July 4th from Wisconsin (44.16 N). We had horrible viewing that night with daytime temps around 100 F and high humidity. It was still 85 F at midnight when I imaged this. It was the first time I was dripping sweat into the eyepiece to center saturn before imaging. But still had ok results.

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#46 Shippy80

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:54 AM

This is my first try at photographing Saturn with the Celestron Neximage 10, on a classic Edmund Scientific 6 inch Newtonian f/6 (circa 1982) using iCAP 2.3 and RegiStax 6.1., from Louisville KY on July 27, 2018.  I hope to improve my photo processing techniques by learning more about the various options in Registax in the weeks ahead.

attachicon.gif Saturn0001 18-07-27 22-41-23 v1 crop2.jpg

Try Autostakkert 3 for stacking. Just use the Registax for wavelet processing. I have been getting much better results. Also try Firecapture instead of iCap it has way better functions for dark flat and image stabilization.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:05 PM

This is from 40 deg N, and the seeing has not been all that great here in N. COLO.
10" Meade, ASI 224MC  2x Barlow.

But this is my first year capturing planetary images.  I usually do DSO. I don't know about you, but I find it very difficult to focus on a video that I can barely make out any details, let alone the division.  Maybe it is the seeing.  Hope so.      Learnig in progress.   But this is my best so far this summer.
This is a nice break from DSO, albeit a different animal altogether.

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#48 Steve OK

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for this thread!  Here's mine from last night (8-9-18), from 35° N.  ASI 224 MC, ZWO ADC, and C11 @ f/28.  Unusually good seeing for my location!

 

Saturn-2018-08-09-C-CN.jpg

 

Steve

 

Edited to replace the original image with one with better color balance (after some good critique on my other post!)


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#49 roelb

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

From 50° LAT

Evo 8 @ F18 > ProPlanet 742 > ADC > 1.5 x barlow > ASI290MM

2018/08/18  UT: 20:56  - CM1 = 269°  -  ALT = 16°

Seeing 3.5/5

 

2018-08-18-2056_8-r-L-Sat_lapl4_ap111_REG_LINEAR.jpg

 

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#50 TonyStar

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:44 PM

I want to thank everyone for posting their best results of this Saturn apparition, some of which from impossibly low elevations!

With the apparition coming to an end, my conclusion is: there is hope!

For what concerns my home spot (Brooklyn, NY) rare moment of decent seeing exist when good results can be achieved even at 26 deg elevation (obviously with an ADC....)

It's certainly impossible to rival images obtained by observers located at more favorable southern locations, but the effort is definitely worth in my opinion, at least for pushing one's skills to the limit.

I reprocessed my best RGB and IR685 data as a reminder of this challeging yet fun Saturn apparition.

Cheers

Tony

 

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