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RickBG
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Saturn

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Photo of SATURN taken on 08/29/2020 at 9:58 PM
The following equipment used:
Celestron CPC 800 SCT
ADC by ZWO
Focal Extender 5X
Camera QHY5III 174 color
The following software used:
Celestron CPWI
Sharpcap Pro 3.2
AutoStakkert 3
RegiStax 6
Photoshop
The place taken:
On the balcony of the 29 floor overlooking Biscayne Bay, Miami
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Re: Posting in the Gallery

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Hi Robin,
Posted above my first photo of Saturn in the Gallery. Feel free to make any comments, recommendations or additions for future posts. Thanks.

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Re: Saturn

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Hi Rick,

I've split out your image to a new thread and just tweaked the content of the post enough to make the image show without needing to click on the link.

You certainly managed to capture a great deal of detail in Saturn there – especially for only an 8" scope. Well done!

cheers,

Robin
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Re: Saturn

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Nice one!!
I have an 2.5x Barlow now, maybe also looking into 5x now :)
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Re: Saturn

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I highly recommend the Explore Scientific Focal Extender 5x over Barlow. You can place the Focal Extender anywhere between the camera and scope without affecting or changing the magnification.
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Re: Saturn

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I used the term Barlow but I did mean Powermate which is also a extender. I have a 1.25" Powermate 2.5 and maybe going for a 2" Powermate 4x. Found that one with more then $100 reduction ....
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Re: Saturn

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One of the reasons for the enhanced detail, especially the rings around Saturn, was the use of "deconvolution " in the Astra Image program. I now use it for all my planetary images to bring out that final detail.
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