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25-02-2009, 02:54 AM
Hi all, I must have lucked out with the weather tonight.
Started off pretty poor, but had quite a reasonable session sometime after 22:00... I've only stacked a few of the runs and done some minimal processing... probably too yellow, tell us what you think.
Originals, then 150% resize in Registax, dropped the saturation and tweeked the contrast on PS CS2.
25-02-2009, 08:33 AM
Nice work Tony. I packed up around 10:00pm due to clouds so it’s good to see your results. I did have a visual peek as I was packing up, and although the seeing was jelly like due to the low altitude at that time, I could see the silhouette of Titan and the shadow cast on Saturn’s disc during the moments of steadier seeing.
25-02-2009, 08:53 AM
Well done Tony, nicely captured.
25-02-2009, 09:24 AM
one of the few to get this - well done
26-02-2009, 12:48 AM
Well done Tony - it was a night of sucker holes for me. Every time I contemplated setting up, the clouds rolled back in ..
26-02-2009, 11:03 AM
Nice work Tony,
Clearly captured Titan and it's shadow.
Nice and sharp and detailed banding, colour looks fine.
26-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Nice work. You were very lucky. It was clouded out in Melb.:(
26-02-2009, 11:02 PM
Great that you were able to capture this event.
27-02-2009, 12:07 AM
Thanks for the encouragement.
Animation coming... watch this space.
27-02-2009, 07:17 PM
Here is the animation of my capture.
91 sequences 5 fps x 60 seconds. Vixen 102m, 2 x Barlow, modded TouCam Pro, captured with K3CCD. Stacked and resized 150% in Registax 4, dropped saturation in PS CS2, animated with Animation Shop 2.
The animation is hosted on Paul Floyd's astronomy education website.
27-02-2009, 08:13 PM
That is really quite an excellent animation Tony. Well done for capturing the data and assembling it, to produce such a superb record of this rare event.
Now go get some sleep!
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