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Old 16-04-2012, 10:39 AM
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Mars and Saturn Apr 15

There was some thin, high level cloud over Adelaide last night by the time Saturn rose out of the murk. But since the scope was already set up and cooled, I gave it a go anyway.

The reduced transparency kept me to 15 fps even on max gain, which meant shorter stacks and more noise than I would like, but the seeing was reasonable enough to get this result.

C11 + Orion LRGB filters + TV 2.5x Powermate + DMK21AU04.AS camera, 75% of 2400 frames stacked with AS!2.

The cloud got a bit thicker, and I was about to pack up, when on whim I thought I'd have a go at Mars with the old Neximage webcam. By now, Mars was well past transit, and with the haze things were far from ideal. I was surprised by the result.

C11 + Orion L filter + TV 3x Barlow + Neximage web cam. 50% of 3200 frames stacked with AS!2.

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Old 16-04-2012, 11:18 AM
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Good job Ivan, can relate to the effects of the cloud, it has certainly contributed to the softer look with Saturn but still a most creditable result. Reckon Mars is pretty impressive Ivan, bet you were glad you made the effort.

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Old 16-04-2012, 08:52 PM
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They came out Well Ivan
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definitely worth the effort Ivan - good result. Regards ray
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Old 17-04-2012, 07:50 AM
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Good job Ivan, can relate to the effects of the cloud, it has certainly contributed to the softer look with Saturn but still a most creditable result. Reckon Mars is pretty impressive Ivan, bet you were glad you made the effort.
Thanks Trevor, this soft seeing is a bit frustrating, but seems to affect Saturn more than Mars.

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Thanks Rob, I was surprised by the webcam result. And the one shot colour is so much less hassle, I'm sorely tempted to get a DBK.

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definitely worth the effort Ivan - good result. Regards ray
Thanks Ray, apart from the haze it was a very pleasant evening.
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Thanks Rob, I was surprised by the webcam result. And the one shot colour is so much less hassle, I'm sorely tempted to get a DBK.
If you can spare the cash Ivan then DO IT
You can always have a play with mine if you would like
Although I just realized from your co ordinates that you are not "just round the corner"
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