Jump to content


Saturn 6 June - something completely different

Recommended Posts

When I first came to this website a bit over a year ago, I was thrilled by my pictures of Saturn, taken using a bridge camera. I decided to repeat the exercise, but with the advantage of some experience under my belt. This is a stack of the 90% best of 50 (marginally better than 60%) taken with my Nikon P520, what would have been a high-end bridge camera a year or so ago. I used PIPP to pre-process, AS!2 to stack with 3x drizzle, registax to RGB align (1 pixel!) and very slight wavelets, then a touch of medium scale contrast in Astra.

OK, no prizes, but you CAN see the start of a shadow on the far side of the ring, the suggestion of a pale equatorial belt and a slight rosy tint to the top of the planet.

f5.9, 1/60 second, ISO 400, tripod and 2-second self-timer delay and manual focus.

Saturn 6 June.jpg

Also Mars... showing some pixellation from the drizzle as only 17 pics, but the pattern does more or less match the pic taken with the big scope

Mars 6 June Bridge.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, bunnygod1 said:

Some nice detail there.

I must admit, the Saturn pic has come out ridiculously well! I tried a few other pics of constellations/DSOs at ISO64000(!) but it will only let me get a 1/2 second exposure but it will be interesting to see how they come out - I think most if not all DSOs are a no-no but it is a fun way to photograph constellation patterns.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.