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    Default Saturn with my XT10



    Hi guys,

    I would like to share my experience observing saturn for my second time using my Orion XT10 Telescope.

    Weather in Malaysia is terrible, it's raining every night but I got one night clear sky on 17 March 2012.

    It is about 1230 am and I determined to do an observation because of the bad weather for the last few weeks.

    I still remember my first time viewing saturn through my Orion XT10. With only 48x magnification I can tell you saturn looks amazing.

    On 17 March, I use 15mm eyepiece with 2x Barlow which makes magnification of saturn= 160x. Through that magnification, I saw the ring is so amazing and I also saw cassini division. Through 48x magnification I can see 4 moons of saturn ( Titan, Enceladus, Dione, and Rhea). Below is the video I capture during the observation:

    Saturn through 10 inch Telescope (Orion XT10 Classic) - YouTube


    And this is the image after I processed the video through registax
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DFlc7ZSQNm...DSCN1406b2.jpg

    There is something i'm not sure about the image.. I dont know which is north and south pole of the planet. Also I'm not sure whether or not i captured the belt of saturn in that image.. It seems like the dark stripe on the planet is the belt. but I'm not sure..
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    nice good job...i love seeing images from people who own dobs. keep up the good work...
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    Great job! I also.have the XT10. What webcam are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyatom View Post
    Great job! I also.have the XT10. What webcam are you using?
    Hi jeremy,

    I'm not using webcam. I mounted a compact camera on the eyepiece and record the video.. thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by myy791 View Post

    And this is the image after I processed the video through registax
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DFlc7ZSQNm...DSCN1406b2.jpg
    Beautiful, thanks for sharing

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    Default Saturn from NY

    Saw Saturn in my Z10 dob last Saturday night and it was great! As you mentioned the Cassini Division was very obvious. Nice video. Need to try a photo with my dob.

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    Wow! Great stacked image. The detail is wonderful.

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    Thank you for all the comments Now I now the dark band on the planet is the cloud bands

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    Saw Saturn in my Z10 dob last Saturday night and it was great! As you mentioned the Cassini Division was very obvious. Nice video. Need to try a photo with my dob.

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    Thank you for all the comments Now I know the dark band on the planet is the cloud bands

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    Saw Saturn in my Z10 dob last Saturday night and it was great! As you mentioned the Cassini Division was very obvious. Nice video. Need to try a photo with my dob.

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    Thumbs up Nice job Yusri!

    Thats a good capture of the hula hoop planet:-D, always amazed at the quality possible from simple consumer products.
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