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Critical Saturn - fist attempt - May 31 2014

Published: June 2 2014

Three different processings of Saturn. Marco and I took these images last weekend, on Appenines, and we used Marco's QHY5L-II Mono camera, 2X barlow lens and my scope. Making astroimaging with a dobson scope is quite exhausting... the planet continuously wabbles and slips out of the field! So the ironical name "critical". But we had fun doing it.

Cassini division is clear, and so the whitest band. The shadow of Saturn on its rings is barely vibile behind the body of the planet.

Software: Registax6

A "smooth" processing:

...And a sharpen processing, with labels: