Current Saturn Images
Web Camera Images
Capture Notes: Philips SPC900 NC , unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT and 3X barlow.
K3CCDTools version 1 was used to record the videos unless otherwise indicated. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl unless otherwise indicated.
Processing Notes: Final processing has been done using Registax version 4 was used for stacking, Astra Image for removing diagonal bands through Fast Fourier Transform edits and for applying deconvolution. PhotoShop CS2 or Paint Shop Pro 9 have been used for adjusting levels, curves and color, while Neat Image is used for digital noise removal.
Image Notes: South is down.
July 4, 2018 at 5:45 UT.
Camera settings: exposure 1/25 second, brightness 50%, gain 67%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%. 300 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 18.4".