Spectacular Saturn image! It gives me hope that sometime if I'm blessed with great seeing, something similar could result with my own SCT. Of course my latitude is always N43°. A planet's elevation will be affected by that. Still excellent seeing can even conquer low elevation.
But for now, thanks for sharing your excellent results. Seeing like that is surprising, but not really scary, at least for me.
All the Best,
Rustler, keep your scopes handy for the late 2020s, and orbital mechanics will be kinder to those of us in more temperate latitudes for Saturn. We'll be in for a real treat.
Until then, we'll just have to salivate over the seeing conditions and planetary elevations others experience, or convince our better halves, significant others, and/or banks we need to take a trip with 150 lbs. of necessary equipment to Wargrafix's front yard.
I asked my wife if she wanted to go to Barbados. She was excited for a good 15 seconds before asking "wait, is this for telescope stuff?"
I also mentioned possibly moving to Australia as well, but she detected the astronomy angle on that immediately.
"If you're so interested in Australia beyond astronomy, who is the prime minister?"
"Did you just combine the names of the Crocodile Dundee actor and Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter?"
"Not on purpose."