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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 C14 EdgeHD

Imaging cameras: ASI290MM

Mounts: CGEM DX

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Topaz Labs DeNoise  ·  FireCapture  ·  WinJUPOS  ·  Photoshop  ·  AutoStakkert!

Filters: Chroma 27mm Blue Filter  ·  Chroma 27mm Red Filter  ·  Chroma 27mm Green Filter  ·  Baader 685nm IR-Pass-Filter  ·  ZWO CH4

Accessory: Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow


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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