Saturn UTC

CM1: 280.70°

CM2: 340.20°

CM3: 274.60°

CLat: +25.00°

Description

Impressive seeing and good transparency. This was the first night with my new laptop, a Dell Precision 7540. The storage in my late-2013 MacBook Pro was becoming too restrictive for planetary imaging with the C14. Previously, I would disconnect the USB hub with the accessories and delay imaging Saturn for 15 to 20 minutes to transfer Jupiter recordings to an external drive. One of my strategies to alleviate the delay was to set the filter wheel to the methane band filter and disconnect everything afterwards, but having much more storage makes this process a thing of the past. Having 3 slots for SSDs and 4 for RAM gives me plenty of room to upgrade if needed.

Equipment

ZWO ASI290MM

Celestron C14 EdgeHD

Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Location=Cibolo
Scope=Celestron C14 EdgeHD
Camera=ZWO ASI290MM
Filter=R
Profile=Saturn
Diameter=17.84"
Magnitude=0.35
CMI=273.8° CMIII=267.9°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8150mm (F/22)
Resolution=0.07"
Filename=2020-06-06-0943_3-EC-R-Sat.ser
Date=060620
Start=094233.089
Mid=094318.089
End=094403.090
Start(UT)=094233.089
Mid(UT)=094318.089
End(UT)=094403.090
Duration=90.001s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=8990
File type=SER
Binning=no
ROI=696x382
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=99
Shutter=10.00ms
Gain=450 (75%)
HighSpeed=on
AutoGain=off
USBTraffic=100 (off)
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
FPS=100 (off)
Brightness=1 (off)
Gamma=50 (off)
AutoExposure=off
AutoHisto=75 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=193
Histogramm=75%
Noise(avg.deviation)=5.59
Limit=90 Seconds
Sensor temperature=32.2°C
Focuser position=880