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First reasonable seeing this year to image Saturn

Technical card

Resolution: 550x550

Date:May 16, 2017

Time: 01:00

Frames: 50000

FPS: 25.00000

Focal length: 9800

CMI: 119.80

CMIII: 126.80

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 7

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia


This was the first time this year that the seeing was reasonably good as Saturn rises higher each evening. Also for the first time I captured a hint of the Encke Division in the rings' periphery. This image is not as "over-processed" as my last effort.



Niall MacNeill
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First reasonable seeing this year to image Saturn , 


            Niall MacNeill