Clouds were really ruining things tonight and I only was able to obtain two captures of Saturn before it completely clouded over. This one was actually captured through thickening clouds so I was surprised I got much at all. I really had to crank up the gain. So, it came out pretty noisy and I had to use more noise reduction than I typically do. I also downsized it 10% to help further reduce the appearance of noise.
I managed a six minute capture and ended up stacking a good chunk of the frames because the seeing was decent and, again, I was hoping to reduce the grain from the noise. If the forecast holds out I may have another shot at it on Wednesday night. Now, if the seeing cooperates I'll be in business.
Quantum 6 mak-cass telescope
Quantum 6 fork mount and OTI wedge
ZWO 178MM camera
As always, thanks for stopping by to have a look!