Friday, July 8, 2011

Astrophotos

I have struggled to get sharp astrophotos for some time; I forgot that there is an adjustment on the focuser.  I discovered that part-way through this evening's session.







Yes, that's Saturn.  That was before I discovered the fine focus adjustment.  By then, Saturn was too low in the sky.  Don't let the picture fool you--for fractions of a second, Saturn and the rings are crystal sharp: you can see the shadow the rings are casting on the body of the planet, and my wife could easily see the cloud bands on planet.

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