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Saturn on June 6, 2020, 



    
        

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Saturn on June 6, 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron EdgeHD 14"
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM
Mounts
Celestron CGEM-DX
Filters
Chroma Blue · Chroma Green · Chroma Red · Methane Filter (ZWO CH4) · IR-Pass (Baader 685nm IR-Pass-Filter)
Accessories
Astro-Physics Barlow (Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow)
Software
AutoStakkert! (AutoStakkert!) · Photoshop (Photoshop) · PixInsight (Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight) · DeNoise (Topaz Labs DeNoise) · FireCapture (FireCapture) · WinJUPOS (WinJUPOS)

Acquisition details

Date: June 6, 2020

Time: 09:55

CMI: 280.70

CMII: 340.20

CMIII: 274.60

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 754x413

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Impressive seeing and good transparency. This was the first night with my new laptop, a Dell Precision 7540. The storage in my late-2013 MacBook Pro was becoming too restrictive for planetary imaging with the C14. Previously, I would disconnect the USB hub with the accessories and delay imaging Saturn for 15 to 20 minutes to transfer Jupiter recordings to an external drive. One of my strategies to alleviate the delay was to set the filter wheel to the methane band filter and disconnect everything afterwards, but having much more storage makes this process a thing of the past. Having 3 slots for SSDs and 4 for RAM gives me plenty of room to upgrade if needed.

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Description: Methane band image

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Description: Annotated methane band image

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