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A so-so Saturn and moons, 8 August 2020

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#1 Tulloch

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 08:18 PM

The skies looked nice and clear, but Saturn was jumping around all over the place on the screen. I was still able to get a passable Saturn with (from left to right) Enceladus, Mimas, Tethys, Dione and Rhea all to the right of the planet. Titan was also there, but was so far away it skewed the final image and left too much black space (so I left it out).

 

I didn't use the Barlow for this image, so there's not a lot of detail evident. The moons were processed separately from the planet, and as such they appear brighter and larger than actual.

 

Hopefully tonight's seeing will be better, with the moons expected to form a nice grouping around the planet.. 

 

Andrew

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#2 clusterbuster

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:03 PM

That is a great image !

 nicely done ...

 Mark



#3 RyanSem

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:09 PM

Spectacular. 



#4 sunnyday

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:15 PM

I don't agree with you, this photo is very successful, thanks



#5 Flyingsnow

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:50 PM

Seriously a great image. Maybe so so for the Cassini satellite


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