March 30, 2007

Uploaded 3/31/07

 This was saturn last night, when our seeing steadied down a bit. Two minutes worth of avi video recorded about 1000 still frames, which were processed in the new Registax 5. In the lower image, taken at prime focus, some of the moons are recorded.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian - 2x barlow Platform: Astrophysics 1200 QMD CCD Camera: Philips Vesta Cam Pro Exposure: 1/125 Filters: Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FMHW = 6 arcsec, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 45F CCD Temperature: -35 C Processing: Photoshop, Registax 5




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