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Saturn on 26th August


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
26/08/2020 - 21:03
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI 174MM mono CMOS camera
2.5x PowerMate
14inch f/10 LX200 ACF
EQ8 mount

After a day of poor weather there was a brief period when the clouds thinned enough to be able to image Saturn. I was surprised to find it was reasonably steady, as immediately before I had briefly looked at Jupiter but it wasn't steady enough for a decent image.  I managed three IR pass and RGB sequences of Saturn before it was obstructed from my view. This image is a combination of the two better IR + RGB sequences derotated with Winjupos.   The dark green area of the hexagon can just about be made out.


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