Antilhue - Chile

Saturn on 11.01.2004
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Image Data

Designation Saturn
Object type Outer planet
Coordinates at exposure time 06h39min  +22°29'  ( Gemini ) 
Description Saturn's low elevation  above the horizon caused the individual webcam images to warp and "pump". Nevertheless, the combined power of Registax and PixInsight beta software succeeded in producing an image that approaches the view at the eyepiece.  Imaged shortly after opposition, Saturn was shining at mag -0.87 with an angular size of almost 47 arcseconds.
Exposure AVI-RGB 1/25 s, best 200 frames of  4 AVI files, 120 s each at 10 fps.
Camera Philips Toucam PCVC 740K webcam, Baader UV+IR Reject clear filter
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 + projection by Baader FFC to approx. f/35
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software K3CCD for acquisition, Registax 2.0 for registration and stacking, "A Trous" wavelet sharpening and mild SGBNR in Pixinsight Beta
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 11Jan2004 - 04:15 UTC
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 7, Temperature +13°C