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Saturn
I have taken a picture of Saturn on the 31st Dec 2001. This picture is noticably better than my previous efforts. I have collimated the optics on the scope as well as I can using a home made collimator made from a 35mm film caninster with a central eye hole in the lid. 
The seeing on the night of the 31st was particularly good, I could even see the cassini division at times which is difficult with my scope. There was a slightly darker band visible around Saturn which is just visible in the CCD image. 
The picture is around 30 frames from an AVI averaged in astrostack with a small amount of unsharp mask. The RGB channels were then individually tweaked.
Link-words: Saturn

Saturn

I have taken a picture of Saturn on the 31st Dec 2001. This picture is noticably better than my previous efforts. I have collimated the optics on the scope as well as I can using a home made collimator made from a 35mm film caninster with a central eye hole in the lid.
The seeing on the night of the 31st was particularly good, I could even see the cassini division at times which is difficult with my scope. There was a slightly darker band visible around Saturn which is just visible in the CCD image.
The picture is around 30 frames from an AVI averaged in astrostack with a small amount of unsharp mask. The RGB channels were then individually tweaked.

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File information
Filename:SaturnMcR.gif
Album name:Mike / Saturn
Rating (4 votes):33333
Link-words:Saturn
Image date, time and location:31st Dec 2001 21:51 GMT
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:Scope = Bresser Galaxia 114/900 reflector with dew shield on unguided mount. Camera = Home made CCD from internal circuitry of a Philips Toucam Pro webcam fitted inside case from a small power supply and a 35mm film canister aligned with the CCD chip for
Filesize:10180 Bytes
Date added:Jan 16, 2002
Dimensions:199 x 199 pixels
Displayed:285 times
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