Saturn - 14 Apr

Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby brianb » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:43 pm

Good seeing encouraged me to attempt to image Saturn again but poor & variable transparency due to high cloud dissuaded me from using a barlow lens to increase the image scale.

[image]http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac55/bjb11213/2010/April/14/Saturn-100414-2216-RGBX1.jpg[/image]
2010 Apr 14, 2216 UT. Celestron CPC1100, prime focus, Astronomik type 2c colour seperation filters, Imaging Source DMK21 camera.

The inset is lightened to show the satellite Rhea more clearly.

This image is fairly close to the view I had visually at x311 (it's not often the seeing allows me to use that power!)

I could also see six other satellites: five are shown in this image

[image]http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac55/bjb11213/2010/April/14/Saturn10-04-1422-24-05.jpg[/image]
2010 Apr 14, 2224 UT. CPC1100, prime focus. "L" filter used (UV & IR blocking). DMK21 camera.

From the left: Tethys above Titan; Mimas close to the left edge of the rings; Enceladus to the right of the rings, with Dione further right still. Rhea is just visible as a "bump" in the outline of the glare.

Iapetus was also seen, some distance to the south east (lower left) of the field shown in the image.
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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby uplooker » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:00 pm

Lovely images Brian. well done
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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby parus ater » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:33 pm

Ooh, ooh!

Excellent shots!
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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby southern_cross » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:00 am

Excellent images.

I am going to need a spot of advice at some point on what to buy to break into astro-photography over the next couple of months and will post accordingly.

Once again nice photos.

Cheers
G

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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby philip pugh » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:23 pm

I dreamt we won 86 grand on the lottery last night and a DMK would be one of the first items on my shopping list. I'm interested if you can list what its capabilities are, please.
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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby philip pugh » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:40 pm


[quote]ORIGINAL: Southern_Cross

Excellent images.

I am going to need a spot of advice at some point on what to buy to break into astro-photography over the next couple of months and will post accordingly.

Once again nice photos.

Cheers
G


[/quote]

I'd say start off with a compact digital camera. It's not as good as Hubble but gets you started. There's a lot you can do and although I've started webcamming, there's still a lot I haven't tried with a compact.
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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby brianb » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:40 pm

[quote]I'm interested if you can list what its capabilities are, please. [/quote]
Look at the Imaging Source website ... they even link to the spec sheets for the sensor.

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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby philip pugh » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:30 pm


[quote]ORIGINAL: brianb

[quote]I'm interested if you can list what its capabilities are, please. [/quote]
Look at the Imaging Source website ... they even link to the spec sheets for the sensor.


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Will do, Brian. Thanks.
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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby southern_cross » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:03 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: Philip Pugh
I dreamt we won 86 grand on the lottery last night [/quote]
Can you still remember the numbers????
[quote]ORIGINAL: Philip Pugh
I'd say start off with a compact digital camera. It's not as good as Hubble but gets you started. There's a lot you can do and although I've started webcamming, there's still a lot I haven't tried with a compact.
[/quote]
Thanks for the reply,
I have do have quite a few digital cameras at my disposal but not sure which would be best to use (the most expensive not always being best for the job), they are : -
Fuji S8000, Fuji S9600, Fuji S602Z and my main camera is a Canon EOS400D with Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG and Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC EC lenses.
ThanksG
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RE: Saturn - 14 Apr

Postby philip pugh » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:23 am


[quote]ORIGINAL: Southern_Cross

[quote]ORIGINAL: Philip Pugh
I dreamt we won 86 grand on the lottery last night [/quote]
Can you still remember the numbers????

[b]Sorry, no![/b]
  [quote]ORIGINAL: Philip Pugh
I'd say start off with a compact digital camera. It's not as good as Hubble but gets you started. There's a lot you can do and although I've started webcamming, there's still a lot I haven't tried with a compact.
[/quote]
Thanks for the reply,
I have do have quite a few digital cameras at my disposal but not sure which would be best to use (the most expensive not always being best for the job), they are : -
Fuji  S8000, Fuji S9600, Fuji S602Z and my main camera is a Canon EOS400D with Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG and Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC EC lenses.
ThanksG

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I'd start off using the EOS400D with 30 sec exposure on a tripod to captutre the stars and ask a telescope retailer for an adaptor for it to attach to your telescope. The camera on its own will capture lots of stuff, though.
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