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#1 karemrazim

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:36 PM

Because I'm apparently not at all intelligent, I decided to try and capture some frames of Saturn with a huge bright moon in the sky!!  This is my first photo of Saturn, so I'm happy with what I came up with.  Imaged with an LPI through a 2X shorty barlow on my ETX 125PE.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:11 AM

Very nice job.
Thats 1 thing you can do when the moon is full.
Planets and bright open clusters are great ti image during this time as the exposures are so short the moon glow dosnt effect anything.
Thanks for sharing and nice job.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

Thanks!!  :) For my next trick, I need to figure out how to do some post-processing; the area of photography that I am the least familiar with. 
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:45 PM

Michael,

Very nice shot of Saturn.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:22 PM

Karemrazim,

ROCK ON!!  I strongly suggest the Berry/Burnell text Handbook for Astronomical Image Processing(or "AIP" around here) available over the Web only.  Or if you have Photoshop try the Smart Sharpen filter and see what happens.  But definitely read the Berry/Burnell text and you will be on your way!!

Clear Skies and Good Hunting!!

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:09 AM

Encouraged by a higher in the sky Saturn and other peoples work I had another go at Saturn last night.
This is with an ETX-125 PE, an LPI and a 2x barlow. I used registax to assemble the stack, and tweaked the brightness a little to bring out the moon.
Still plenty of room for improvement, but its my best one yet.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:22 AM

Codec,

Nice clean shot of Saturn.  Keep it up.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:48 AM

karemrazim:

Hope you dont mind but I adjusted the pic a bit and here is what it looks like. Very nice shoot you captured alot of detail

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:12 AM

Well, I'm jealous.
Mine didn't come out half as good.
Guess I'll have another go when the clouds go away and the wind stops blowing.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:53 PM

Swholden,

You are to modest.

You forgot to mention you were under intense sniper fire and had to run with your telescope and laptop in your arms while the exposure was taking place.  And while you were trying to save your life you stopped to give a child a look through the telescope.

Now that the true facts are out that was one heck of a great shot.  Great Job and keep it up.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:00 PM

Well, you're 1/2 right.
But I didn't stop to let a child look through the scope.
I stopped to return fire, to protect the child! :)
In my heroic efforts I suffered major casualties. My photo came out blurry due to the vibrations of the gun fire, and the last image came out too bright due to the intense heat from the muzzle.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:22 PM

Yeah that darn muzzle fire just can cause problems.  Cheers.




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