Saturn and Uranus 2023-10-16

2023-10-17T11:01:20+00:0017 October 2023|News, Other, Planet, Saturn, Uranus|

Saturn is still too low to be sharp and Uranus is little more than a coloured blob.

Object IDSaturn
Details2023-10-16 19:48 UT
2023-10-16 21:18 UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian
2x 2″ ES Barlow
CameraZWO ASI290MC
Exposure(s)180s 83 fps .ser 20% frames
300s 27 fps .ser 30% frames
ProcessingAS3!, Registax, Photoshop, 1.5x drizzle
AS3!, Registax, Photoshop, 3.0x drizzle

Jupiter & Saturn 2022-08-06

2022-08-06T13:40:15+00:006 August 2022|Jupiter, News, Saturn|

First of the season. First of the season. Saturn still low and murky. Jupiter’s extra altitude makes it much easier this year.

Object IDJupiter / Saturn
Details2022-08-06 00:18 UT / 00:012 UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian
x2 Barlow
CameraZWO ASI 290MC
FiltersUV/IR block
Exposure(s)90s 80 fps .ser videos
ProcessingAS3!, Registax 6, Photoshop

Saturn 1 day after opposition – infrared

2018-06-29T09:28:37+00:0029 June 2018|News, Saturn|

Very low and in the trees but just managed to image it – just…

Object IDSaturn
Details2018-06-28 23:31 UT and 23:45 UT
Seeing III / V but very low altitude
Telescope200mm Newtonian @f5 and @f10
CameraZWO ASI290MC Infrared pass filter
Exposure(s)60s 30fps AVI and 90s 30fps AVI
ProcessingAutoStakkert3 (beta), Registax 6, Photoshop

Saturn 2008-04-10

2017-01-31T10:52:50+00:0030 August 2009|Saturn|

2008-04-10-1-thumb10-04-2008 21:40 UT
180mm f15 Mak-Cass, x2 Barlow
Philips SPC900NC
60s avi 5fps, 445 image stack
Processed in Registax
Seeing 6/10, Transparency 5/10

First real attempt at Saturn. Still a long way to go..
Barlow is rubbish – an old B&L.