I guess I've finished with the processing of the March 12 data. Images can be seen in the Gallery!
Click here for full size image - Saturn 12032011-2252UT-120%
You capture nothing if you don't try. I read this somewhere on CN and it was playing in my head all day yesterday while I was trying to decide if the slowly improving conditions were worth setting up the scope and capturing Saturn. The weather has been unusually bad this year with my last window being a month back! The chilly temperatures were not encouraging either! Never the less I decided that whoever said that is propably right so around 23:00 (March 11) the C9,25 was set up and cooling!
After the obligatory collimation check & touch up, I pointed the scope at Saturn and began capturing, this time experimenting with longer capture times (up to 240 seconds). I'm currently sifting through the data which seem promising but, yet again, I must pay more attention to the collimation as it is evident that we are not quite there yet.
Here's a preview of the data quality. I'm crossing my fingers hoping it will turn out good.
P.S. it's b/w because I didn't use debayering!
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