Contains:  Solar system body or event
Saturn on October 3, 2020, 



Saturn on October 3, 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nextstar Evolution C8

Imaging cameras: ASI224MC

Mounts: Celestron AVX Mount

Software: Emil Kraaikamp Autostackert! 3.0.14  ·  WinJUPOS - Grischa Hahn WinJUPOS 10.3.9  ·  RegiStax 6  ·  FireCapture 2.5 x64

Filters: Baader UV-IR-CUT Filter

Accessory: Siebert Optics 2x 1.25" Barlow (custom)  ·  Celestron Focus Motor for SCT  ·  ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)

Date: Oct. 3, 2020

Time: 00:30

Frames: 2100

Focal length: 4000

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 7

Resolution: 600x600

Locations: Home, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Data source: Backyard


Imaged Saturn in OSC RGB and IR on the night of October 3, 2020. Sky conditions were good for my location with average seeing and good transparency. The RGB image was generated using a OSC camera and UV-IR cut filter. One of my better Saturn captures this year despite being a few months past opposition. This might be one of my last Saturn image of the year with Saturn passing behind trees in the backyard shortly after nightfall.

Imaged with a C8 Evo, ZWO ADC, Baader UV-IR Cut filter, and ZWO ASI224MC. Imaging train was configured to give me ~F/20. Image capture using Firecapture with gain set at 375 and an exposure of 17.5 ms. Stacking in AutoStakkert3 (best 15% of ~14,000 frames captured over 240 seconds). Color balancing and Wavelet sharpening in Registax6. De-rotated and combined 3 images in Winjupos.