Contains:  Solar system body or event
Saturn: Pulling the EdgeHD 11 Out of Storage, 


            Ethan Chappel

Saturn: Pulling the EdgeHD 11 Out of Storage

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Acquisition details

Date: June 13, 2021

Time: 09:35

CMI: 57.10

CMII: 341.50

CMIII: 187.20

Resolution: 700x500

File size: 448.6 KB

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]