Derby and District Astronomical Society

Saturn in 2016



Peter Branson captured this image of Saturn on the 6th June 2016 while the planet was very low in the south. It was obtained from a 1 minute AVI video that captured 2000 frames of the planet. The video was processed in AutoStakkert and the best 10% of these frames were stacked. The resulting image was imported into Registax and, using the wavelets and RGB alignment tools, further sharpening was applied. The video was taken with a ZWO ASI224-Cool high frame rate camera through a Hutech IDAS light pollution filter attached to a Celestron C9.25 Schmitt-Cassegrain telescope. The telescope arrangement was mounted on an HEQ5 mount.  Image © Peter Branson.



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