I have had a few rare nights when seeing was very stable. This is what I would call very good seeing, this was 1 night in the entire year to date:
It's a bit unfortunate that people seldom pay much thought to the fact that a lot of meticulous care has been taken to achieve results. Paying attention to every little detail and exhausting every avenue possible to get a little more out.
A common response is "wow you are lucky to live in a location with such good seeing" without knowing how much effort was actually put into the work.
Its funny the members of the local astronomy group know what the seeing is like here (and always complain about) so they're common response is "wow you are lucky you have a C14".
Results come from working towards them and experimenting with every possible scenario/setup. Thats been my thinking at least.
I can't through all the steps taken with scopes, mounts, hardware and processing here but I can tell you its more than "being lucky" .
Rouz, aside from the minor issue of your barlow usage, I don't think anyone is really critiquing your imaging skills. It appears evident to me you put great care into your images and the efforts show in the quality of your images.
When discussing seeing though, particularly if you think your location is bad, you will get some response from us northerners. The planets are low for us, so even 'decent' seeing near the zenith will often mean that the planets are in zones in elevation where the seeing degrades to 'mediocre' at best, or often 'poor'. I know other northern countries have had their seeing issues, but living in North America myself, I can tell you that the Jetstream has been pretty brutal most of the year. I also unwittingly got interested in high resolution lunar imaging on the leeward side of the Rocky mountains where temperature differentials are commonly 30+ degrees F every day. I even live south of Denver near an area called the Palmer Divide that is known for unsettled weather patterns, which makes my specific area even worse. Its kind of like being a snow skiing enthusiast where you live - not the ideal place to pick up the sport!
With regard to how things looked with your green channel Saturn image taken under 'poor' conditions, I would have to say I would not personally consider that poor. When I imaged Saturn with my 8" scope this year, the seeing overhead appeared to be 'good', but with the lower elevation of Saturn, the image was 'poor'. And by 'poor' I mean that Saturn looked like a waving flag, image appeared to jump in and out of focus dramatically (determining critical focus was pretty much impossible), and very few frames had the Cassini division visible. Even in these conditions, we haven't had many nights as 'good' as this. Sorry I don't have a video to show as reference because I have to delete my videos once processed. And yes, the scope was cooled outside for hours and I had fans running internally during capture as well.
I mostly image the Moon, but only on nights I feel I can get at least 75% of the resolution potential of my 8" scope. That means a Pickering of 4 or 5, which isn't that great at all. With this criteria, I've been able to image the moon only on Jan 14th, March 16th, May 12th, and August 21st. This month has been an entire bust with the Jetstream. When Sirius is blinking like mad, you know conditions are bad!
I hope this clarifies we are not trying to demean your imaging skills, which I think are quite good. It is just that North American imagers are having a particularly tough time, and I know our friends in Europe and other northern regions are experiencing the same thing.
All this being said, I am glad someone is getting good images of the planets, so thanks for sharing and I hope the even larger scope works out for you. I will continue to live vicariously thought others for some time to come.