Saturn (April 02, 2006)

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About this Image

The planet Saturn passed opposition at January 27 this year, it is located to the south in the evening close to the open cluster M44 (the Beehive cluster) in Cancer.
The 2006 apparition will continue to feature Saturn's rings and the planet's southern hemisphere.

North is up.


Technical Details


16" cassegrain in secondary focus at f/20

Mount MK-100 GEM
Camera Firewire Imaging Source DMK21BF04, Atik filter wheel
Filters Baader 1,25" R+IR-pass 685nm, R, G, B
Date Apr 02, 2006
Location Wildon/Austria
Sky Conditions mag 4.5 sky, fair to good seeing;, temperature 8 C
Exposure 1/15 sec, 15 fps, approx 5000 frames for IR, 2000 frames each for RGB
Processing Image aquisition in IC-Capture, further processing in Registax 3, selection rate 40%, color combine, IR used as luminance, color balancing, curves, unsharp mask in Photoshop CS;