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Old 27-04-2012, 12:18 AM
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Saturn Apr25 fair seeing

found a hole in the clouds and got just enough time on star alignment to realise that the scope had developed a bit of astigmatism. By the time that was sorted out, the sky was clearing. Eventually had about an hour of clear sky with thin clouds drifting through. The seeing was very variable, but not too bad in places (stacked about 15%). It was great to get another opportunity to image the planet after weeks of useless conditions, even though the result is just a tad too noisy and soft to see fine detail.
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Old 27-04-2012, 11:21 AM
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Old 27-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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Still a most creditable effort Ray, it can certainly be frustrating in such variable conditions when there is never quite a long enough window to get all 3 channels in similar seeing. It often seems that the R channel ends up so much better than the G & B but I reckon persistence has its own rewards.

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Old 27-04-2012, 10:02 PM
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thanks JJJ

thanks Trevor. yeah, got one fairly good red channel image and one broadband one from 20 minutes later - everything else was a bit ordinary. But it was still good to end up with an image.

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Very Nice Ray
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Glad you're getting something every now & again down there, Ray
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A very nice Saturn.

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Old 28-04-2012, 10:52 PM
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Lookls Great to me Ray.

Nice detail in the rings. I hope you get more breaks in the clouds over there to do more imaging.
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Hi Rob - thanks

Thanks Asi - yep, still getting occasional opportunities

thanks Tom

Thanks very much Geoff

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