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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

A View of Saturn from July 15, 2016

Saturn, from Friday evening, July 15, 2016 from Weatherly, PA. Seeing was not great, this is the best 10% of 1500 frames captured with my Meade 12” LX90 and Canon 6D. I also setup on an asphalt driveway (because of the weight of my setup), I really think I get some heat interference from that, thoughts?

Saturn, July 15, 2016.

Saturn, July 15, 2016.

Full Equipment List: Meade LX90 12” telescope, Antares Focal Reducer, Televue 5x Powermate, Canon 6D camera all mounted on a Celestron CGEM DX mount. Backyard EOS v3 was used for the video capture.

Clear skies!

…Tom

Mars and Saturn in the Early July Skies

Here is an image I captured in the early evening of July 6, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. It shows Mars in the constellation Libra and Saturn in the constellation Ophiuchus (where it will stay until February 2017). Mars is the brightest object in the top right corner and Saturn in the top left corner. This is a two image composite image spliced together to capture both planets in the same view.

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Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, iOptron Skytracker, 20 second exposure at ISO 1000, f/2.8 and 70mm.

Clear skies!

…Tom

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