Saturn UTC

CM1: 327.00°

CM2: 265.00°

CM3: 262.00°

CLat: +24.90°

Description

Conditions were quite tough for imaging. I usually start with the planet farthest in their east-to-west track in the sky. Jupiter is currently farthest along, but I wanted to wait for the Great Red Spot to rotate into view, so I started with Saturn instead.

Notes:

  • The southernmost regions peeking out from under the rings are visibly bluer than the rest of the planet.

Equipment

Celestron C8 EdgeHD

ZWO ASI224MC

Celestron 2x

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Camera=ZWO ASI224MC
Filter=RGB
Profile=Saturn
Diameter=16.43"
Magnitude=0.59
CMI=322.0° CMIII=257.2°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=3150mm (F/8)
Resolution=0.25"
Filename=2020-04-15-1044_1-EC-RGB.ser
Date=2020_04_15
Start=10_43_11.785
Mid=10_44_11.790
End=10_45_11.795
Start(UT)=10_43_11.785
Mid(UT)=10_44_11.790
End(UT)=10_45_11.795
Duration=120.010s
Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd
Time_format=HH_mm_ss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=11991
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=360x288
ROI(Offset)=360x8
FPS (avg.)=99
Shutter=10.00ms
Gain=450 (75%)
USBTraffic=100 (off)
AutoExposure=off
HardwareBin=off
WRed=52 (off)
Gamma=50 (off)
AutoHisto=75 (off)
FPS=100 (off)
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
Brightness=1 (off)
WBlue=95 (off)
AutoGain=off
HighSpeed=off
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=92
Histogramm=36%
Noise(avg.deviation)=2.36
AutoAlign=false
PreFilter=none
Limit=120 Seconds
Sensor temperature=15.6°C