Saturn – 7/16/2017 3h 21m UT

Telescope: Meade 8” LX80 @ f/25, Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera: ZWO ASI224MC
Filter: Meade IR (Luminance)
Exposure: 3500x98ms (of 7,000), Gain 295, Gamma 50, Histogram 93%
Seeing: Good
White Balance: Nebulosity Automatic
Software: FireCapture, AutoStakkert, Registax, Nebulosity, Photoshop

The seeing last night was fairly good, so I finally decided to dedicate an evening to imaging Saturn. I ended up with 4 useable image sets and this was from the last and longest set, taken just as Saturn was approaching the meridian. In fact, I stopped just as it was hitting 180 degrees south, as high as it was going to get. The RGB align function in Registax seemed to do a fairly good job correcting the atmospheric dispersion and the correction was as big as I have ever seen it.

Neat stuff!


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