Saturn in B&W on May 4, 2011

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

by Craig and Tammy Temple

Having recently acquired a DMK31 camera and a Televue 2.5x Powermate, we decided to have a go at imaging Saturn. We have tried this before and failed pretty miserably. We forgot to look up what our seeing and transparency stats were, but they must have been pretty good for us to get the results we got. We were not expecting much for our first try, but were very thrilled when we saw the image.

Telescope: Celestron C8 @ f/25
Accessories: TeleVue 2.5x Powermate; Dew control by Dew Buster
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD performance tuned by Astrotroniks
Camera: Imaging Source DMK31
Exposure: 1/6sec. (best 524 of 1,513)
Gain: 550
Acquisition: IC Capture.AS (Uncompressed AVI)
Processing: Registax 6
Capture date/time: May 4, 2011, 9:39pm CDST
Capture conditions: 51.8°F; calm and steady
Location: Hendersonville, TN, USA

Tags: Saturn
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