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Saturn 2019-08-31 15:01UT

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Resolution: 632x424

Date:Aug. 31, 2019

Time: 15:01

Frames: 8640

FPS: 60.00000

Focal length: 5600

CMI: 233.60

CMII: 330.20

CMIII: 242.10

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 9

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard


Another image from the same night as my recent Jupiter post.

Seeing had actually improved by the time I was ready to image Saturn but unfortunately this didn't last. Nonetheless, the captures I was able to complete produced a pleasing amount of detail around the polar hexagon and vortex without too much noise evident.

There are hints of possible storm activity in the broader polar region, but unfortunately I was not able to collect enough data to produce an animation and confirm this.

This image represents a de-rotation of 6 x 120s captures @ 60fps, with the top 20% of frames stacked from each capture.



Darren (DMach)
License: None (All rights reserved)



The same image rotated for aesthetic reasons.


Saturn 2019-08-31 15:01UT, 


            Darren (DMach)