Saturn, Titan, Dione, Tethys, and Enceladus

Posted by Jean B
on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

by Jean B.

Montreal, Canada, May 10th 2011, approx 9:30 local time.

Part picture, part sketch.

Seeing was below average and it was windy.

Saturn is the result of two pictures each being a stack of approx 2300 frames. I used a 130 mm newtonian reflector, a 10 mm eyepiece and a 2X barlow. Frames were acquired with Celestron NexImage planetary imager and AmCap software. The final picture was enhanced with Photoshop CS3.

Although Titan, Dione, Tethys and Enceladus could not be seen with the webcam, a direct observation with a 3X barlow (and some patience) made a huge difference.

On the final composite image I placed the four moons on their respective postion.

Tags: Saturn
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