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Saturn: Pulling the EdgeHD 11 Out of Storage, 


            Chappel Astro

Saturn: Pulling the EdgeHD 11 Out of Storage

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron EdgeHD 11"
Imaging Cameras
Chroma Blue · Chroma Green · Chroma Red
ZWO ADC (ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector) · Astro-Physics Barlow (Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow)
AutoStakkert! (AutoStakkert!) · Photoshop (Photoshop) · PixInsight (Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight) · FireCapture (FireCapture) · WinJUPOS (WinJUPOS)

Acquisition details

Date: June 13, 2021

Time: 09:35

CMI: 57.10

CMII: 341.50

CMIII: 187.20

Resolution: 700x500

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


Excellent seeing conditions. This is a second attempt with my EdgeHD 11, which hadn't seen any light since July 2017, and new Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro after a near-failure the previous morning because of clouds. My primary use for this mount will be for deep sky imaging, but I can also use it for planetary imaging with the EdgeHD 11 in times I would've used the EdgeHD 8 and Advanced VX.


[li]The North Polar Hexagon has a reddish color with little contrast.[/li]

[li]Some banding is becoming visible in the southern hemisphere as the rings slowly uncover it from Earth's perspective.[/li]