Saturn May 23
This shot was taken from my Driveway Observatory in Mason Sunday night, using my homebuilt 12.5" f8 reflector with 2x Barlow to extend the focal length to about 5500 mm. The atmosphere was shifting between almost calm to rippling but I was able to capture enough good frames for a decent shot. Camera used was a DMK21 with Astronomik LRGB filters. About 1500 frames stacked in Registax and final processing in Photoshop.
Edit 5-31-10: The top photo, just added, was processed using John Graham's suggested LRGB technique. This method brings out more detail and shows better color. The purple band in the upper hemisphere I thought at first was an artifact of processing but after studying other Saturn photos I believe it is a true feature. Thanks John!