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    Smile Saturn from Edinburgh 28th April 12



    Hi all,

    The weather here has been rotten for the past few weeks so to say I was pleased to get out with my scope for a couple of hours at the weekend is an understatement! Astronomy time is quickly dwindling as the days lenghten.... it wasn't really dark enough till about 10pm, so perhaps this may be my last opportunity to get a decent image of Saturn this year, but I'm happy as these are a personal best for me, both taken my usual way, EP projection with Canon 550d on movie mode, hyperion zoom, and 8" dob manually tracked.





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    real nice work carol as usual!!!
    glad you got some time in at the ep.
    clear skies,

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    Wow, very nice Carol. Looks like you had some steady sky for that one, the ring looks fabulous. What power did have the Hyperion on, and how many frames did you video?

    Thanks for posting, wishing you more clear skies

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    Wow! That's niceeeee!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Hi there Carol, nice images. Glad you got the opportunity to shoot Saturn. Thanks for sharing.
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    Lovely image!

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    Very nicely done Carol! You caught some great banding and sharp ring structure. When I get over your way I must get you to show me a) how you do the Live Capture acquisition, and b) how you manage to nudge/track so smoothly with your Dob...a first rate effort.

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    Thank you Andy, how're things over in Fife? You had much EP time recently? Been meaning to ask how the out reach session with the school kids went?

    Thanks Paul, yep i think the skies are much clearer after the rain......well that's what i tell myself! lol. The mono version was the 500 best frames out of 2000, the colour one was approx 2,000. I think the zoom was set at 18mm for both.

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    Thanks to you too Brian; i was very pleased they turned out so well.
    I'd love it if you managed to get over my way....even better if the skies co-operated so we could get outside for an imaging session.... wow that would be brilliant! Speak soon.

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    that what av been seeing of the cassini divide.love it my man.well in.

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