Saturn 2019

Seeing was surprisingly decent despite the somewhat low altitude and turbulent sky.

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I swapped imaging trains again so I was capturing with the ZWO RGB filters. I want to see how they stack up to the Chroma equivalents used for the previous image. Seeing was surprisingly decent despite the somewhat low altitude and turbulent sky.

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After a good round of imaging with Jupiter, I wanted to see if Saturn would any good despite being only 24° high.

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After a good round of imaging with Jupiter, I wanted to see if Saturn would any good despite being only 24° high. I'm doing another round of comparison between the ZWO and Chroma RGB filters. This image is with the Chroma filters, while the next one will be with the ZWO filters.

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One of the northern zones is particularly bright.

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The seeing continued it's streak of being poor the past few months.

Notes:

  • The far northern regions are green.
  • One of the northern zones is particularly bright.

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Far northern regions are green.

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After a difficult start with Jupiter, I had a slightly better time with Saturn. As I was aimed the C8 at Saturn, a few deer came into my area and started snorting at me.

Notes:

  • There is a bright zone in the northern hemisphere.
  • Far northern regions are green.

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There appears to be a faintly visible bright smudge visible near the north pole at the central meridian.

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Seeing was a little better after moving on to Saturn from Jupiter, but nothing special.

Notes:

  • There appears to be a faintly visible bright smudge visible near the north pole at the central meridian.

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The rings no longer peek over the north pole of the planet.

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Despite the various issues I had imaging Jupiter, I decided to move on to Saturn. Since there was no alignment because of my earlier power issues, I had to manually aim at Saturn and track it with the hand controller.

Notes:

  • The rings no longer peek over the north pole of the planet.

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