Saturn Gallery



Web Cam Images. Unless indicated otherwise the following images were recorded with a Philips SPC900NC camera and the camera settings were recorded with WcCrtl. South is down.
July 24, 2015 at 2:42 UT
300 frames stacked.
Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 78%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
July 24, 2015
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July 4, 2015 at 3:41 UT
400 frames stacked.
Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 70%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
July 4, 2015
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June 20, 2015 at 3:51 UT
500 frames stacked.
Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 70%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
June 20, 2015
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July 20, 2014 at 2:04 UT
200 frames stacked.
Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 63%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
July 20, 2014
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July 04, 2014 at 3:11 UT
200 frames stacked.
Seeing was good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 63%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
July 04, 2014
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June 13, 2014 at 4:39 UT
300 frames stacked.
Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
June 13, 2014
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July 02, 2013 at 2:29 UT
175 frames stacked.
Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 5X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 86%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
July 02, 2013
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July 02, 2013 at 1:49 UT
300 frames stacked.
Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 73%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
July 02, 2013
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June 03, 2013 at 4:13 UT
150 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 to 3 out of 5). 5X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 83%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
June 03, 2013
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June 03, 2013 at 3:38 UT
200 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 to 3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 70%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
June 03, 2013
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June 23, 2012 at 2:25 UT
150 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 to 3 out of 5). 5X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 79%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
June 23, 2012
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June 23, 2012 at 2:07 UT
150 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 to 3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain ~65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
June 23, 2012
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May 20, 2012 at 4:10 UT
500 frames stacked.
Observing Location: Meteor Crater, Arizona
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 71%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
May 20, 2012
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May 20, 2012 at 3:41 UT
300 frames stacked.
Observing Location: Meteor Crater, Arizona
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain ~65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
May 20, 2012
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April 24, 2012 at 6:18 UT
100 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). 5X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain ~67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012 at 6:04 UT
250 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain ~65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
April 24, 2012
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April 21, 2012 at 6:53 UT
350 frames stacked.
Seeing was good (~3 out of 5). 5X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 76%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
April 21, 2012
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April 21, 2012 at 6:53 UT
300 frames stacked.
Seeing was good (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 76%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
April 21, 2012
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April 18, 2012 at 6:30 UT
175 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
April 18, 2012
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May 23, 2011 at 2:00 UT
350 frames stacked.
Seeing was good (~3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The North Temperate Zone storm is visible.
May 23, 2011
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May 08, 2011 at 5:01 UT
175 frames stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Imaging Source DBK color camera. Exposure setting: 1/5 sec. Brightness: 100%. Gain 100%. Saturation 51%. The North Temperate Zone storm is visible.
May 08, 2011
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May 08, 2011 at 4:27 UT
300 frames stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The North Temperate Zone storm is visible.
May 08, 2011
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May 04, 2011 at 5:20 UT
175 frames stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Imaging Source DBK color camera. Exposure setting: 1/5 sec. Brightness: 100%. Gain 100%. Saturation 51%. The Northern Hemishere storm has grown to cover the entire North Temperate Zone.
May 04, 2011
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May 04, 2011 at 4:24 UT
450 frames stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Northern Hemishere storm has grown to cover the entire North Temperate Zone.
May 04, 2011
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Jan. 29, 2011 at 12:06 UT
150 frames stacked.
Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Notice that there is a very large storm in the North Temperate Zone.
Jan. 29, 2011
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May 30, 2010 03:24 UT
750 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 62%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn May 30, 2010
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May 30, 2010 02:55 UT
350 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 85%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn May 30, 2010
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May 29, 2010 03:22 UT
750 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn May 29, 2010
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Apr. 18, 2010 04:11 UT
800 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 71%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Apr. 18, 2010
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May 29, 2009 02:17 UT
In this image the moons Tethys Rhea, Mimas, Enceladus, and Dione were imaged by taking long exposures (5.8 sec). 20 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very ggod (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Imaging Source DBK color camera. Exposure setting: 5.8 sec. Brightness: 100%. Gain: 100%.
Saturn May 29, 2009
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May 29, 2009 02:17 UT
Saturn with a storm in the southern hemispher. The storm is the white spot below the red band. 750 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.0". Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 62%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%.
Saturn May 29, 2009
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May 22, 2009 02:20 UT
600 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Imaging Source DBK color camera. Angular diameter 18.3". Exposure setting: 1/5 sec. Brightness: 39%. Gain: 100%.
Saturn May 22, 2009
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May 22, 2009 02:20 UT
650 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.3". Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 60%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%.
Saturn May 22, 2009
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May 10, 2009 03:01 UT
630 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Angular diameter 18.7". Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 46%. Gain: 78%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%.
Saturn May 10, 2009
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May 10, 2009 02:26 UT
700 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.7". Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 46%. Gain: 60%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%.
Saturn May 10, 2009
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Apr. 11, 2009 04:33 UT
620 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Angular diameter 19.5". Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 57%. Gain: 75%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%.
Saturn Apr. 11, 2009
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Apr. 11, 2009 04:02 UT
700 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.5". Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 57%. Gain: 51%. Gamma 19%. Saturation 50%.
Saturn Apr. 11, 2009
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Jan. 31, 2009 09:13 UT
400 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 3 out of 5). 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.4". QC 4000 webcam. Exposure setting: 1/5 sec. Brightness: 49%. Gain: 49%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Jan. 31, 2009
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Jan. 22, 2009 09:21 UT
500 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.2". RAW mode modified Philips SPC900NC webcam. Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 78%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%.
Saturn Jan. 22, 2009
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Apr. 5, 2008 02:49 UT
750 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Angular diameter 19.5". Exposure setting: 1/25 sec. Brightness: 53%. Gain: 54%. Gamma 61%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Apr. 5, 2008
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March. 11, 2008 05:03 UT
700 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). 5X barlow. Angular diameter 20.0". QC 4000 Pro webcam. Exposure setting: 1/10 sec. Brightness: 49%. Gain: 81%. Gamma 29%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Mar. 11, 2008
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March. 01, 2008 05:50 UT
250 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 3 out of 5). 5X barlow. Angular diameter 20.1". QC 4000 Pro webcam. Exposure setting: 1/5 sec. Brightness: 49%. Gain: 68%. Gamma 10%. Saturation 96%.
Saturn Mar. 01, 2008
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Web Cam Images. The following images were recorded with Philips ToUcam PCVC740.
Apr. 29, 2007 02:28 UT
1400 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.5". 1/25 sec. Brightness: 63%. Gain: 63%. Gamma 10%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Apr. 29, 2007
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Apr. 29, 2007 02:56 UT
750 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (~3 to 4 out of 5). South is down. 5X barlow. Angular diameter 18.5". 1/25 sec. Brightness: 77%. Gain: 70%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Apr. 29, 2007
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Apr. 2, 2007 02:38 UT
1450 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good to excellent (~4 to 5 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.4". 1/25 sec. Brightness: 61%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Apr. 2, 2007
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Dec. 24, 2006 09:42 UT
1100 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good to excellent (~4 to 5 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.5". 1/25 sec. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 54%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Dec. 24, 2006
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Apr. 9, 2006 02:57 UT
1500 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good (~4 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.9". 1/25 sec. Brightness: 54%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 3%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Apr. 9, 2006
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Mar. 26, 2006 02:35 UT
1700 Frames Stacked. This is the same image as the other image except that I enhanced the three moons that were visible in the image.
Seeing was very good to excellent (~4 to 5 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.4". 1/25 sec. Brightness and gain ~50%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%.
Saturn Mar. 26, 2006
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Mar. 26, 2006 02:35 UT
1700 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was very good to excellent (~4 to 5 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.4". 1/25 sec. Brightness and gain ~50%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%
Saturn Mar. 26, 2006
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Apr. 15, 2005 02:32 UT
800 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good (~3 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.3". 1/25 sec. Brightness, saturation and gain ~50%. Gamma 0%.
Saturn Apr. 15, 2005
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Mar. 28, 2005 02:15 UT
1000 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was good to very good (3-4 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.9".
Saturn Mar. 28, 2005
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Mar. 03, 2005 03:02 UT
600 Frames Stacked.
Seeing was poor to good (2-3 out of 5). South is down. 3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.7".
Saturn Mar. 3, 2005
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Saturn's Moons
Mar. 03, 2005 02:59 UT
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" SCT. Individual red, green, and blue images were combined to make the color image after stacking the images from each color channel. The negative image on the right has been enlarged 2 times and does a better job of showing the moons. As you can see Saturn had to be overexposed in this image in order to bring out the moons. The visual magnitudes of the moons are as folows:
Titan: 8.28, Dione: 10.4, Enceladus: 11.7, Tethys: 10.2, and Rhea: 9.7.
Saturn Mar. 3, 2005
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Saturn Mar. 3, 2005
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Saturn Mar. 3, 2005
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Web Cam Images. The following images were recorded with Philips ToUcam PCVC740.
Feb. 26, 2005 03:02 UT
1000 Frames Stacked.
South is down. Seeing was good to very good (3-4 out of 5). Large scale turbulance caused the "ghost image just to the right of the planet's disk and rings. 3X barlow. 640x480 mode. Angular diameter 19.9".
Saturn Feb. 26, 2005
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Feb. 03, 2005 5:01 UT
1000 Frames Stacked.
Another image from 2/3/2005 but processed to give a more natural color. South is down in this image. 3X barlow. 640x480 mode. Angular diameter 20.4".
Saturn Feb. 3, 2005
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Feb. 03, 2005 4:56 UT
1000 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. 640x480 mode. Angular diameter 20.4".
Saturn Feb. 3, 2005
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Jan. 25, 2005
750 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. 640x480 mode. Angular diameter 20.6".
Saturn Jan. 25, 2005
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Dec. 17, 2004
950 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. 640x480 mode. Angular diameter 20.3".
Saturn Dec. 17, 2004
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Dec. 08, 2004
1600 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. 640x480 mode. Angular diameter 20.1".
Saturn Dec. 8, 2004
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Dec. 04, 2004
550 Frames Stacked.
2X barlow. 640x480 mode. Cropped. Angular diameter 20.0".
Saturn Dec. 4, 2004
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Mar. 19, 2004
253 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. 640x480 mode. JMI NGFS focuser. Angular diameter 18.8".
Saturn Mar. 19, 2004
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Mar. 15, 2004
441 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. 640x480 mode. JMI NGFS focuser. Angular diameter 18.9".
Saturn Mar. 15, 2004
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Jan. 14, 2004
500 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. 640x480 mode. JMI NGFS focuser. Angular diameter 20.6".
Saturn Jan. 14, 2004
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Dec. 20, 2003
400 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. Angular diameter 20.6".
Saturn Dec. 20, 2003
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Oct. 19, 2003
664 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. Angular diameter 19.0".
Saturn Oct. 19, 2003
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Oct. 15, 2003
291 Frames Stacked.
5X barlow. Angular diameter 18.9".
Saturn Oct. 15, 2003
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Oct. 12, 2003
1000 Frames Stacked.
5X barlow. Angular diameter 18.8".
Saturn Oct. 12, 2003
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Oct. 04, 2003
549 Frames Stacked.
3X barlow. Angular diameter 18.5".
Saturn Oct. 4, 2003
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Film Camera Images
Mar. 29, 2003
Polaroid ASA 800 film. OM1 35 mm camera.
15 - 1/2 second exposures stacked with Registax.
Eyepiece projection using a 6.4 mm eyepiece.
Angular diameter 18.0"
Saturn Mar. 29, 2003
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Mar. 21, 2003
Polaroid ASA 800 film. OM1 35 mm camera.
Single 1/2 second exposure.
Eyepiece projection using a 6.4 mm eyepiece.
Angular diameter 18.3"
Saturn Mar. 21, 2003
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