Saturn at f/20
Lovely Saturn. The seeing was exceptional this night and allowed me to capture this image.
This is by far the best resolution and color I've been able to capture for this subject. The planetary detail and the varying shading of the rings is usually very difficult and the Cassini Division (the gap between the rings) is nicely defined.
Telescope: Meade LX200 GPS 10" SCT, f/20
Camera: Meade LPI
Capture Software: Autostar Suite
Settings: Auto Saturn
Exposure Count: 40 frames
Method: Stacked, aligned and wavelet processed in Registax. Balanced in Photoshop.
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