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Saturn in March, using a Meade ETX125

I was having my usual issues collimating my telescope, and I happened to have the Societies Meade ETX125 in my house following deep sky cam. I was aware the Meade had quite an awful mount but I decided to have a go at imaging using it anyway. After 30 minutes spent focusing the telescope at -5c, I imaged Jupiter and Saturn. With this Saturn image I had to combine three sets of AVI images to get the final result. I believe I've captured the Enckle minima ring as well as the larger ring around the planet.

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Album name:CSuddell / Saturn
Rating (5 votes):22222
Image date, time and location:1st March 2004 at 23:37 - 23:54pm
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:Meade ETX125 & Meade 2x Barlow giving approx 3,000mm focal length. 3 AVI's processed separately, image saved as RGB FITS then re-combined. All processing completed using Registax. Total number of usable frames approx 450. This image has not been
Filesize:19 KiB
Date added:Mar 04, 2004
Dimensions:214 x 176 pixels
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