Saturn (March 17, 2007)

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About this Image

The ringed planet Saturn passed opposition at February 11 this year.
It is located high up in the south at late evening between M44 and Regulus in Leo.
The angle of Saturn's rings is narrowing and the planet's southern hemisphere is visible.

North is up.


Technical Details


16" cassegrain in secondary focus at f/18

Mount MK-100 GEM
Camera Firewire Imaging Source DMK21BF04, Atik filter wheel
Filters Astronomik 1,25" IR-pass 705nm, R, G, B
Date Mar 17, 2007
Location Wildon/Austria
Sky Conditions mag 5.5 sky, good seeing;, temperature 5 C
Exposure 1/15 sec, 15 fps, approx 3000 frames for IR, 2000 frames each for RGB
Processing Image aquisition in IC-Capture, further processing in Registax 4, selection rate approx. 40%, color combine, IR+R used as luminance, color balancing, curves, unsharp mask in Photoshop CS2;