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Web Camera Images


Capture Notes: Philips ToUcam PCVC740 web camera, unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter. Camera settings were recorded with WcCrtl. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT. K3CCDTools version 1 was used to record the videos unless otherwise indicated.
Image Notes: South is down unless otherwise indicated.


April 15, 2005 02:32 UT.

Camera settings: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness, saturation and gain ~50%, gamma 0%. 800 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 18.3".

March 28, 2005 02:15 UT.

Camera settings: exposure 1/25 sec, brightness, saturation and gain ~50%, gamma 0%. 1000 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 18.9".

March 03, 2005 03:02 UT.

600 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was poor to average (~2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 19.7".

March 03, 2005 02:59 UT.

Saturn's Moons. 20 - 1 second exposures stacked. Seeing was poor to average (~2 to 3 out of 5). SAC7A CCD camera at the prime focus of the 8 inch SCT. Individual red, green, and blue images were combined to make the color image after stacking the images from each color channel. As you can see Saturn had to be overexposed in this image in order to bring out the moons.

March 03, 2005 02:59 UT.

The following image is annotated in order to help identify the moons of Saturn visible in this image.

March 03, 2005 02:59 UT.

The following negative image on the right has been enlarged 2 times and does a better job of showing the moons. The visual magnitudes of the moons are as follows: Titan: 8.28, Dione: 10.4, Enceladus: 11.7, Tethys: 10.2, and Rhea: 9.7.



Capture Notes: Philips ToUcam PCVC740 web camera, unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter. Camera settings were recorded with WcCrtl. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT. K3CCDTools version 1 was used to record the videos unless otherwise indicated.
Image Notes: South is down unless otherwise indicated.


February 26, 2005 03:02 UT.

1000 frames stacked. Camera set in 640x480 mode. 3X barlow. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). South is down. Large scale turbulence caused the "ghost" image just to the right of the planet's disk and rings. Angular diameter 19.9".

February 03, 2005 5:01 UT.

1000 frames stacked. Camera set in 640x480 mode. 3X barlow. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). Another image from 2/3/2005 but processed to give a more natural color. Angular diameter 20.4".

February 03, 2005 4:56 UT.

1000 frames stacked. Camera set in 640x480 mode. 3X barlow. South is up. Angular diameter 20.4".

January 25, 2005.

750 frames stacked. Camera set in 640x480 mode. 3X barlow. South is up. Angular diameter 20.6".