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Saturn 26th May


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Last Night (26th) was my first real attempt at imaging Saturn. The only time I had tried before this was when I first started imaging and didn't have a clue what I was doing with Barlow lens, settings etc.

Conditions were rather good with the image taken just before 11pm. I used the equipment in my signature with a X2 Barlow with the settings as follows: [Philips SPC 900NC PC Camera]

Frame Divisor=1


Frame Rate (fps)=15.00

Colour Space / Compression=YUY2









One thing I do not like is the blue background however I am more pleased that the planet looks good with some detail. Please ask if you have any advice or questions :)


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Yes Jack, you can easily goto 6 minutes & some, if you have Photoshop or similar just adjust the Levels on the Blue channel or use Curves on the background to sort the Blue out.

Hope you dont mind but i adjusted your pic just so you can see the effect it has.


All the best Jack & keep shooting mate.

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Thanks Ewan and feel free to work on my images (applies to anyone) as it helps me and what I should do :)

I will also extend my imaging runs when the weather is fine again :-/

Also, do you, or anyone else for that matter, know what has caused the blue background?

Thanks once again for the advice and the new image :D

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