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    I managed to get outside with the 127 SLT Mak for about three hours.
    Some great views of Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Rasalhague & Yed Posterior.
    Really enjoyed seeing the four Gallilean Moons on the same side of Jupiter this evening!
    I also made about a doz or so videos of Saturn with my Neximage 5, tweaking the various settings.
    I've been working on Saturn for the past couple weeks & this latest image shows me I'm getting close to finding the right settings.
    I made 4000 frames in the video then used PIPP to bring that count down to about 2000 for Registax 6.1.
    Seeing conditions were pretty good, hardly no wind.
    I used about 1/25 exposure with 640x480 resolution and actually had the gain maxed out at 63.
    I was set up in our parking lot with moderate LP but was shielded from a good part of it by a rather tall 4WD truck!
    I can imagine what I'll get in a darker area!
    Thanks for looking!

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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    Nice image!
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    looks great, thanks for sharing!
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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    Nice job! I need to spend some time trying to get a good shot of Saturn too.
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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    great Job !!
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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    Nicely done Cargeena. You are definitely getting that camera working for you!

    Keep up the good work.

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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    Nice photo. Have you tried getting rid of the atmospheric dispersion on the image? If you have photoshop you can use the channels to get the red, green and blue channels. Then you can pick one channel -the red is probably a good one to start with -while still seeing the colour image. I think that you can do this by pressing Ctrl or Alt while clicking on the channel. I say I think because I usually spend some time clicking away and getting more and more frustrated until eventually it happens. It is very effective though when it dos to deal with objects at lowish elevations.
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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    Quote Originally Posted by nickmartin View Post
    Nice photo. Have you tried getting rid of the atmospheric dispersion on the image? If you have photoshop you can use the channels to get the red, green and blue channels. Then you can pick one channel -the red is probably a good one to start with -while still seeing the colour image. I think that you can do this by pressing Ctrl or Alt while clicking on the channel. I say I think because I usually spend some time clicking away and getting more and more frustrated until eventually it happens. It is very effective though when it dos to deal with objects at lowish elevations.
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    I don't have Photoshop but I am using free program, Irfanview & getting ready to learn the processes in GIMP.
    I have tweaked the color settings in both the NI5 camera properties & in Registax 6.1 after using the wavelet settings.
    I've watched many videos from wwegb on YouTube, he has been a great help in learning how to use those settings.
    I do see much more improvement, I will be saving the color settings in the camera and tweak those first.
    I would like to make an animation soon using the PIPP software.
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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    A great image, thanks for sharing!
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    Default Re: My Best Saturn Yet!

    Hi Carl. A very good Saturn image from you, even with the partial light pollution. You have excellent planetary banding color, and a pretty decent ring system too. Thanks for taking the time to put this up on here for us to enjoy Carl, and the best of wishes to you and to Regina.
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