With seven hours until opposition, the surge in brightness of the rings has nearly peaked.

Saturn UTC

CM1: 133.20°

CM2: 155.10°

CM3: 131.40°

CLat: +29.10°

Description

It's opposition night for Saturn, and the first time I've imaged it on such a night in five years.

Notes:

  • With twelve hours until opposition, the surge in brightness of the rings has nearly peaked.

Equipment

Celestron C8 EdgeHD

ZWO ASI290MM

Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Camera=ZWO ASI290MM
Filter=IR
Profile=Saturn
Diameter=18.32"
Magnitude=0.05
CMI=134.0° CMIII=132.1°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=4000mm (F/14)
Resolution=0.15"
Filename=2019-07-09-0503_7-EC-IR-Sat.ser
Date=2019_07_09
Start=05_02_30.768
Mid=05_03_45.780
End=05_05_00.793
Start(UT)=05_02_30.768
Mid(UT)=05_03_45.780
End(UT)=05_05_00.793
Duration=150.025s
Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd
Time_format=HH_mm_ss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=7498
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=408x246
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=49
Shutter=20.00ms
Gain=350 (58%)
Gamma=50
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
AutoExposure=off
Brightness=1 (off)
USBTraffic=40 (off)
AutoHisto=75 (off)
HighSpeed=off
FPS=100 (off)
AutoGain=off
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=105
Histogramm=41%
Noise(avg.deviation)=1.21
AutoAlign=false
PreFilter=none
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=35.0°C