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Saturn and Jupiter 6/4/2013


catman161
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It's 3:25am on the 7/4/2013  so I will keep this brief. The seeing was like pea soup but I persevered and got the below images of Jupiter and Saturn. First time I have see Saturn this year-it looked great in the EP with moons clearly visible. Enjoy :)


 


All captured in sharpcap and processed in registax 5.1


 


Equipment: SW 200p, NEQ6 Pro, SPC900NC, 2x TV Powermate. All images best 80% of 1500 frames


 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


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That is a cracking bunch of images there Felix.


What do you mean its 3.25 am Steve and I were still going strong then you should have dropped by the shoutbox and said hello :lol:


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Thanks very much for the compliments guys :)

Saturn was particularly difficult last night/this morning as it was only just visible above a roof line so framing it was a nightmare! I had issues with my goto accuracy all night and must have re-aligned at least 4 times. No matter what I did everything I slewed to was just out of FOV and required re-centring. This led to Jupiter and Saturn slowly drifting out if he cameras FOV which really tried my patience!

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That is a cracking bunch of images there Felix.What do you mean its 3.25 am Steve and I were still going strong then you should have dropped by the shoutbox and said hello :lol:

Hey graham, yeah I saw you and Steve mid-flow talking about an area turning from a booming town to a ghost town. You both seemed immersed so didn't wanna interrupt. Also I was knackered :) I just uploaded and went to bed! Edited by catman161
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I find goto accurace poor on planets and never sync on planets.

I don't align on planets either, I did the 2 star align as normal but it was out-must have been poor PA

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