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    Smile Got up early this morning!



    I've seen Saturn and Venus quite a few times recently on my way to work and thought it was about time I got up and took the scope out. I'm not a morning person so I had to force myself out of my comfy, warm bed but I'm so glad I did! Here's my short report:-

    Saturn is just wow! I didn't get much time to observe as the clouds were rolling in but this year it wasn't the rings which got my wow, it was the colour! That rich butterscotch colour is just amazing! Perhaps it's because I've got used to the subtle colours seen on Jupiter but Saturn really is an intense burst of colour that woke me up this morning! lol

    Next target Venus and my first good view of the planet in it's crescent phase. Even though more than half of the planet is in shadow it's still very bright. (I must look up the mag), I watched as the clouds rolled in and gradually Venus disappeared.

    I did take my camera out but Saturn was gone before I had time to image it but here's my shot of Venus, although it 's not that great it's my best one yet! Taken with the Canon in movie mode 640x480, 8" dob, hyperion zoom, 2x barlow 138 frames stacked in registax

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    still waiting for geminids - clamped the cam to the fence!
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    I love the picture Carol. Orion is standing on his head . . . or at least it appears do from my location. I dopn't always think about how the stars appear differently from different locations, but your picture reminded me.
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    That is a nice shot Carol. I have been observing Saturn to going into work. It certainly looks brighter to the eye. By the time it comes over the roof tops where I live it is already getting to bright to see it..
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    lol Joe,,good one!

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    Can you see Saturn using Canon live view? Jupiter is easy to see, but because Saturn is a lot dimmer - can you see it?

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    That's definitely a nice image, Carol. I would be very pleased with that
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    Quote Originally Posted by ribstone1 View Post
    Can you see Saturn using Canon live view? Jupiter is easy to see, but because Saturn is a lot dimmer - can you see it?
    That would be a yes! It's smaller than Jupiter but you deffo can see it.

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