View Full Version : two photos of Saturn 12 10 05

paul f. campbell
2005-Dec-10, 05:21 PM
Hi group here are two photos from late last night. I had to shovel 6'' of Snow
to set up, but I think I got two nice photos because thats all I took. Way to Cold. Both are avi's taken with a 5 inch etx and a sac 7 ccd. one without a teleconverter one with. Processed in handy avi and then registax 3 cleaned up in adobe 6.0

Also my 11 23 05 photos I think are shown wrong. Acording to Astronomy magazine Jan issue. The story on Saturn, page 82/85 shows more of the planet below the rings and less above, also the rings have a 20* downward tilt to the right. So I hope this is right, if not please let me know. thanks

J. P. Morgan
2005-Dec-11, 05:53 AM
Very nice images Paul. You seem to be getting better every post.


2005-Dec-11, 12:49 PM
Hi my friend Paul.
Very good.
This is trust which JP said you getting better in every post.
This shots from saturn is bests.
Good luck.

2005-Dec-11, 06:34 PM
:razz: Very nice!


Norm T
2005-Dec-14, 12:43 PM
Nice shots paul, ok on the snow. I was in a teeshirt sunday night looking at Orion.

2005-Dec-15, 07:01 PM
pretty :)

Big Brother Dunk
2005-Dec-19, 03:30 AM
Nice work Paul.

Dragon Star
2005-Dec-19, 04:37 AM
Great shots, but can someone explain why no other stars are visible?

paul f. campbell
2005-Dec-20, 02:01 AM
Hi group. Thanks for the replies. I hope to get out soon, but its still to cold for the telescope, and yes me too. Soon I hope.

Dragon Star. The time it takes to get a good photo of a planet is a fraction of the time it would take to photograph a good star. My ccd has a deep space mode. But if I were to use it to photograph a star near a planet, the exposure would be so great the planet would soon show little if any detail.

I know there are better ccd cameras out there, maybe they can do both I dont know, what my Sac 7 ccd sees is what you see.

Hey its all most Xmas and I hope you, family and friends and all the folks you know have a very happy and safe holiday.

Yours in the way Paul F. Campbell

2005-Dec-20, 10:27 AM
The detail is fantastic Paul. Washington must be as cold as it is here at the minute for such good viewing, like you say though, the problem is that the better the viewing, the colder it is - brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

2005-Dec-20, 01:58 PM
Nice job

2005-Dec-27, 10:54 AM
The Saturn looks really very beatiful.Very nice.

2005-Dec-27, 09:43 PM
Great shots!

I only wish we had clear skies in LA -- going on 2 weeks+ of clouds of some sort :(