Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep28_banner.thumb.jpg.b94278254f44dd38f3f7ee896fe45525.jpg

Recommended Posts

Well, I have captured Saturn for the first time and it’s a rush, but unfortunately, the universe conspired against me tonight.

The full moon was about 40 degrees away, it was hazy making stars look like they were boiling, and squadrons of mosquitoes attacked with Kamikaze like zeal!. I slapped myself silly but they eventually ran me out of my backyard, cursing all the way inside.

Hopefully next time seeing will be better and I’ll spray myself with repellent, and boy do i need to get my focus correct, i need a mask.

A1D6EE8C-3E49-42AB-80DE-A943196F3C52.jpeg

Edited by Sunshine
  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s pretty fab, nice Cassini division. Mosquitoes hate Saturn. I think I read that somewhere....

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a great quote from Churchill, gone are the days when leaders of nations are actually great men/women.

Edited by Sunshine
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good to me, how are you processing, any sharpening?

Edited by Laurin Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've managed to take some much worse photos of Saturn that that! Despite the conditions you have made a reasonable first job.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never managed a pic of Saturn at all!  I'd be most pleased with this one

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Laurin Dave said:

Looks good to me, how are you processing, any sharpening?

Thanks, captured with ICap and processed in Registax where I did sharped a bit on 3 layers I believe.

Edited by Sunshine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By darkenergystar37
      Hello there,
      I'm trying to reignite my interest in astronomy after a few years off.  I want to get into imaging (not in an expensive way) beginning with a simple setup.  A few nights ago I was in my back garden with my Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 Mini Dobsonian and Canon EOS M camera connected to an eyepiece adapter (this one.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-93640-Universal-Barlow-T-Adaptor/dp/B00009X3UV/ref=asc_df_B00009X3UV/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309904628344&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9227521492625195769&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045736&hvtargid=pla-403917112227&psc=1&th=1&psc=1).  I pointed my scope at the setting half moon and all I could see was a huge orange blob with a black circle in the middle, obviously this has something to do with focusing so what do I need to get this to work as my setup is already nearly bottom-heavy?
      Either that or it might be a lot easier to use my Pixel 5 phone connected to the eyepiece, can anyone recommend a good adapter for this please?  I've seen this on Amazon.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Svbony-Universal-Cellphone-Binocular-Monocular-Black/dp/B016EILBAY/ref=sr_1_10?crid=2D2EEIA81TKYX&dchild=1&keywords=mobile+phone+telescope+adapter&qid=1606225704&sprefix=mobile+phone+tele%2Celectronics%2C175&sr=8-10, but folks say they've had mixed results.
      Thanks very much.
      Rick.
    • By endlessky
      I would like to share my first picture ever posted and the first real picture captured with my Tecnosky 80/480 APO FPL53 Triplet OWL Series (not counting the test shots for "first light").
      This is IC 1805, also known as the Heart Nebula, taken over 4 nights, under my Bortle 5 home sky.
      Total integration time: 8h 52m 20s.
      Here are the acquisition details:
      Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro
      Telescope: Tecnosky 80/480 APO FPL53 Triplet OWL Series
      Camera: D5300 astromodified
      Reducer/flattener: Tecnosky 4 elements, 0.8x
      Guide-scope: Artesky UltraGuide 60mm f/4
      Guide-camera: ZWO ASI 224MC
      2020/10/07: Number of subs/Exposure time: 1@60s + 80@90s. Notes: No filter, Moon 70% illuminated
      2020/10/13: Number of subs/Exposure time: 2@60s + 11@180s + 1@200s + 12@240s. Notes: L-Pro filter, no Moon
      2020/10/27: Number of subs/Exposure time: 59@180s + 1@240s. Notes: L-Pro filter, Moon 88% illuminated
      2020/10/28: Number of subs/Exposure time: 48@180s. Notes: L-Pro filter, Moon 93% illuminated
      Total exposure time: 31940s = 8h 52m 20s.
      Pre and post-processing: PixInsight 1.8.8-6.
      Unfortunately, the best out of the 4 sessions (no Moon and L-Pro filter) was also the shortest one. But, after waiting for 5 months for my telescope, I couldn't pass up the few clear skies opportunities I got since it arrived, Moon or no Moon.

      Here's a link to the full resolution image: Heart Nebula (IC 1805)
      Thanks for looking and commenting!
    • By StargazingAde
      Hi folks,
      This is one of those questions that over the last year, I am still not that sure on the best set up of my imaging train for planetary imaging using a CPC1100.  In my train is first the visual back, X2 Barlow (or powermate 2.5), manual 5 filter wheel, ADC and then the ASI290MC camera. So they say the further the ADC is from the sensor the more adjustment it has but do you have the filter wheel in front of the ADC and camera or the ADC then the filter wheel next to the camera?. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.