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Moons of Saturn – July 31, 2017

Here is an over-exposed view of the planet Saturn in order to try and capture some of the planet’s moons. In this view I managed to capture Rhea, Hyperion, Titan, Dione, Enceladus )a small bump on the edge of the over-exposed Saturn), Tethys and Iapetus.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D, single 15-second exposure at ISO 3200 using Backyard EOS. Photographed on July 31, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

The Planet Saturn – July 31, 2017

The planet Saturn imaged on the evening of July 31, 2017 under below average conditions.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ASI290MC, Televue 2.5x Powermate, best 1000 of 2000 frames, AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), FireCapture v2.5.10 x64 and Registax v6. Photographed on July 31, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

Saturn, Mars and Antares on August 7, 2016

Here is another view of Saturn, Mars and Antares from August 7, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. I probably snapped about 40-50 mixed images using different trees for borders. Mars is the brightest object on the right, Antares to the left of Mars and Saturn at the top of the image.

Planetary view from August 7, 2016.

Planetary view from August 7, 2016.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, star filter added the diffraction spikes.

Clear skies!

…Tom

Saturn, Mars and Antares in the Evening Sky

I snapped this view of Saturn, Mars and Antares last evening, August 7, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Sometimes the clouds add a unique view of the sky, last evening was one of those nights. Mars is the brightest object, Antares to the left of Mars and Saturn above Antares.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, star filter added the diffraction spikes.

Saturn, Mars and Antares in the Evening Sky

Saturn, Mars and Antares in the Evening Sky

Clear skies!

…Tom

Six Moons of Saturn – July 15, 2016

I managed to capture six of Saturn’s moons on July 15, 2016 including Iapetus, Dione, Rhea, Tethys, Enceladus and Titan. This was a single, eight second over-exposed image using a Canon 6D (ISO 1600), Meade 12” LX90 telescope and a Televue 5x Powermate.

Six Moons of Saturn

Clear skies!

…Tom

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