SaratogaSkies Jim Solomon's Astropics


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Saturn   [obsolete]

Image Details:

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Mount: Celestron AS-GT
Scope: Celestron C8-N (8" f/5 Newtonian)
Configuration: Eyepiece Projection
Additional Optics: University Optics 7mm HD Ortho
Filter: None
Effective Focal Length: 9525mm
Effective Focal Ratio: f/47.6
Exposure: 1 x 1.6 sec + 2 x 2.0 sec + 1 x 2.5 sec @ ISO 100
Date: 5/8/2004, 9:02pm PDT
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Acquisition: Manual
Focus: Manual
Dithering: None
Guiding: None


  • IRIS: registration, stacking, cropping
  • Photoshop: Unsharp masking, levels, image scale (1/2 x), JPG conversion

Image Description:

Pretty horrid. Took this before I knew what the heck I was doing.