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Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:28 am
by Leonis • 1.286 Posts

Had a great "first view" of Saturn tonight at about 11pm. No pics I'm afraid. Haven't quite got there yet!! It was very clear though with the rings at an angle of about 45 degrees across the face. Very chuffed!! :)


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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:32 pm
by revandBellman • 5.137 Posts

Glad you got to see it John, was looking good through the McClean telescope as well last night
Kate


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:46 pm
by Leonis • 1.286 Posts

I didn't tell you the full story. I had taken the scope out into the back garden through the patio doors in the dining room. Lynne was inside checking some stuff and I was so excited at seeing Saturn I tried to run in to tell her. Unfortunately I forgot I had closed the patio doors and promptly ran straight into the glass doors. Still got a sore nose and bent glasses! Ouch!!

It was worth it though.


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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:52 pm
by Dave • 3.243 Posts

HaHa

Good to be enthusiastic but check the door next time John

Dave


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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:56 pm
by Leonis • 1.286 Posts

Well I was told to "Keep looking up" but I guess sometimes I need to look ahead. :-)


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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:04 am
by Dave • 3.243 Posts

Steve has that problem with the benches at the NLO.


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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:21 am
by Leonis • 1.286 Posts

Well had another look at Saturn tonight (avoided the patio doors!) I got the mount polar aligned and moved the RA and DEC to get on Saturn. Turned on the RA motor and the scope tracked Saturn beautifully! Then I tried to get the webcam to work but no matter how a tried I could not see anything in sharpcap. Gradually reduced the eyepiece size from 32 mm to 10mm and had Saturn bang on. Put the webcam back in and tried to focus but still no joy. Fiddled about with gain, exposure etc then gave up!! Still, had some good viewing!


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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:37 am
by deepskysteve • 6.577 Posts

Will need to show you how to get it going John. seeing tonight is terrible
Steve


Celestron CG5 Goto with C6 & William optics Z66. Williams ZS70, (Meade DSIPro2 Mono Skycam), Lifecam HD webcamera, Watec 902H, SPC900 webcam, Logitec Pro 4000 webcam, Atik 314L+ Nextimage 5 camera, IFLY4 Quadcopter, H.A.L scratch built Quadcopter GPS full autonomous machine.
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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:54 am
by Leonis • 1.286 Posts

Thanks Steve! I'll look forward to that. We actually had a few hours of very clear skies in Exeter tonight.


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RE: Saturn

in Observers Corner Only Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:55 am
by Dave • 3.243 Posts

If it's clear on Friday you could bring your kit up and we can have a play with it to see if we can get it working.


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