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Contains:  Solar system body or event

Saturn: 2020-08-21 14:14 UT

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 XLT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI290MC

Mounts: CEM60

Software: AutoStakkert! 3  ·  Astra Image Company Astra Image PLUS  ·  Registax 6  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  FireCapture 2.6

Filters: Astronomik UV-IR Block L-Filter T2

Accessory: ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)  ·  TeleVue PowerMate 2" 2x  ·  Teleskop Service T2 Quick Changer and 360 Degree Rotator  ·  Baader SteelDrive II Focusing Motor  ·  Baader SteelTrack Focuser

Date:Aug. 21, 2020

Time: 14:14

Frames: 8400

FPS: 55.00000

Focal length: 5600

CMI: 165.20

CMII: 284.10

CMIII: 126.50

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 7

Resolution: 793x601

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard


After a frustrating session battling marginal transparency and trying to capture the new white cloud outbreak in Jupiter's north tropical zone (NTZ) I turned my telescope in the direction of Saturn.

Transparency had improved a little by then, although the sky was still a little hazy. Saturn seems to tolerate such skies a little better than Jupiter in my experience, so I was still able to resolve a possible storm towards the bottom edge of the north polar region.

This image is a de-rotation of 7 separate image stacks, with the best 12% of frames from a 3 min capture stacked in each case.



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


Saturn: 2020-08-21 14:14 UT, 


            Darren (DMach)