View Full Version : A recent photo of Saturn

paul f. campbell
2006-Jan-08, 08:25 AM
Hi group here is a recent photo of Saturn taken with my etx125 a apo 2x tele and a sac 7 ccd. This is a avi of 160 sec. at 1/25 of a sec. Processed in registax and cleaned up in adobe photoshop 6.0

2006-Jan-08, 08:32 AM
Great photo!

2006-Jan-08, 05:54 PM
Hi, Very good pic Paul & it's focus is suitable.
Good luck.

2006-Jan-08, 07:32 PM
Wow that's amazing! Excellent work!

2006-Jan-08, 11:38 PM
Nice work and processing Paul.

Clear Skys, George

Doctor Fister
2006-Jan-09, 04:46 AM
hey. i want to get into this. how much $$$ would i have to spend on a telescope that could let me view saturn that well?

2006-Jan-09, 10:29 AM
Do you want to view, or image?

A good($1000) refractor would give you great view of the planets. Thats a lot of money, good refractors are expensive.
It would cost a lot more to get good photo's, and a lot of skill too...
I can get resonably good views with my 8"(worth around $400 in the US) dob- they are reflectors and a lot cheaper- it is something else to see the actuall light and if you observe you can get moments of perfect seeing that'll let you see detail that would be difficult to capture on camera.

There are also deep sky objects to observe they are another experience altogether, reflecters are at the advantage here as they can be bigger and collect more light.

It all depends on what you want to do.

2006-Jan-09, 06:38 PM
Can you see Cassini in that photo? :D

2006-Jan-10, 08:25 PM
Can you see Cassini in that photo? :D

Of course not - it's just another NASA hoax!

2006-Jan-10, 11:56 PM
In reality, Cassini exploded during earth swing by, killing a multitude of tens of thousands of people.

Excellent photo! I wouldn't even be able to find Saturn. I often see what I think is a planet these days (it is brighter and appears to be bigger than stars for my eyes), but I have no idea which one :).