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1 year 3 weeks ago #111900 by Neil40
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Hi everyone. Hope all is good.  I took this image of Saturn yesterday morning at 5am approx when the sun was shining. I imaged the planet untracked as my scope is acting nuts. It thinks its in another hemisphere or something. 
I got up at 0240 on 2 other nights and the scope would just not align. Anyway I finally decided to just try catch it when I could still see it in the finder scope.  I then realised that my Zwo 385 keeps the back round dark. The whole point of the darn exercise was to show a hue of Saturn with the bright blue sky in the back round. I need a dslr I suppose. :(
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cpc 1100 untracked
Zwo 385mc
15 to 20 second video. 
Probably 40% of a possible 2500 frames approx
I zoomed in on the image also so the false colours are a bit apparent. 
No colour/sharpening processing done
Frustration level topping 90%.
The 10% of non frustration is only because my neighbours sensor light cant piss me     off in the daytime. 

Cheers

Neil
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1 year 3 weeks ago #111903 by Fermidox
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Still a fine image Neil. The Cassini division is there, which can often be difficult in my 8-inch. The low altitude of Saturn hasn't helped over the last few years.

Clear skies,
Finbarr.
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1 year 3 weeks ago #111904 by Neil40
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Thanks Finbarr. The strange thing is I got a better image during daylight hours then I have gotten during the Winter when Saturn was nice and high. 
And talk about my sleep being out of whack! I think it was worth it though. I'm looking to get a dslr to image the planets. I dont have a lot of money but I might try and get a second hand apo with a sturdy mount and try some deep sky objects. Unfortunately the fork mount doesn't lend itself to long exposures. It is a lot of fun to do it but maybe I can tag along when you guys go to a dark sky area. I'm the only astronomer I know and it gets lonely sometimes.
Ps I stopped using my barlow lenses. I get more detail without the 2x and 3x. I thinki ill sell them. Thank you for your kind words.

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Neil. 
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1 year 2 weeks ago #111908 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Neil,

That's a brilliant picture of Saturn...Shadow on rhe rings too...bravo! And speaking of the rings...some tilt this year, hey?

Very well done and clear skies,

Darren.
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1 year 6 days ago #111919 by Neil40
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Oh only seeing this now. There is a lovely tilt on the rings this year indeed. And if the weather would just be nice to me for 1 hour over the next 3 nights I am hoping to very much improve on the image. One will just have to wait and see. But thank you for the comment Darren. 

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Neil
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