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Saturn [2016.02.18]


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Saturn - 12 subs (10x ISO400 1/15s & 2x ISO800 1/40s) run through PIPP for aligning & then stacking & wavelets done in RegStax 6.

Taken using my Olympus E-510 with an M42 Sunagor 400mm preset Telephoto f/6.3 lens & x2 TC attached. Effective aperture f/12.7.

Saturn was quite low in the sky, seeing was not optimal & the sunrise was starting to turn the sky blue.

Image is very small 200px square but I am very happy I can make out ring definition all thing considered.

Visual Magnitude: +0.5

Apparent Size: 16.2 arcsec - 99.8% illuminated

Distance: 10.248948AU - 1533.2 million km - 85.24 light min

 

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Saturn [2016.02.18]

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1 hour ago, Grotemobile said:

It is as U say, very low down at the moment . At least

U have got a pict of it .Well done.

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58 minutes ago, michael.h.f.wilkinson said:

Quite surprised you caught that much with such a focal length and so few frames. Rings clearly visible

Thanks, actual image is only 35x25 pixels but yes amazingly it is there. Happy chappy ;)

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