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Approaching Opposition!

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Aug 19, 2023.

Approaching Opposition!

Started by Orion25 on Aug 19, 2023 at 7:50 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    I had a great Friday night with my Big Mak (Orion 180mm Mak-Cass) and I stayed out late enough for Saturn to get good elevation. I did some lucky imaging with the trusty old ASI 224mc and produced the following image:

    ASTRONOMY - SATURN PRE-OPPOSITION 8-19-23.jpg

    You can see the more edge-on appearance as compared to this image from 2021:

    ASTRONOMY - SATURN ZWO 7-25-21 CLASSIC 2.jpg

    Saturn is moving toward an edge-on apparition in 2025. Will be most interesting!

    Clear skies!
    Reggie :D
     

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    Nice photos
     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, my friend. I'm planning on getting an image on the night/morning of opposition to highlight the Seeliger effect. I can't wait until Saturn's rings are full edge-on in 2025!
     
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    Beautiful images Reggie!
     
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    Thanks, Jeff!
     
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    Some nice details in both of your images.

    Doing visual observing there are a couple of tricks to use when viewing Saturn.
    If you use a warm toned eyepiece like a older TeleVue plossl it can help enhance the planet and using a cooler toned eyepiece like a Vixen plossl with enhance the rings.
    I wonder if there is a way to use a similar technique photographically and the combine the images?
     
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    My only opposition is CN... LOL
     
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    Thanks, Gabby, and thanks for your suggestions. I'm sure there's some way to do this photographically; I may tinker around a bit, lol.
     
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