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    Saturn & Five Moons

    On this session I was able to capture a rare event of five moons of Saturn in the same fov. An animation sequence of 2 hrs also was made showing Titan, Tethys, Dione moving from right to left and Rhea and Enceladus from left to right. Also at tne negative image the Cassini division is easily seen wrapping around the disk at this maximum tilt of the ring for this year.

    To see Gif animation goto my site at Jaicoa-Observatory.com. Select planet/Saturn click on the iconless, Something is interfering of creating a thumbnail image for gifs. sorry about that.
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    Nice catch
    I do have to take a look at Saturn before its gone. See the rings are tipped a bit more favorably before going away again in a couple months.

    Rick

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    Thanks Rick, Yes this is the prime time the disk is getting smaller also.

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    Efrain, very nice shot.

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    Thanks Andy, Took a look-see at your site things looking good, A very beautiful observatory my friend. Clear Skies

    General info, Also to see the animations other then my site go to ExtremeAstonomy.com a very small site and you can post your images there also.

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    How very beautiful. Great compositions.
    Thanks for sharing Efrain.
    Thank you also for the other sites you mention. I look forward to visiting.
    and yours, of course

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    Thanks Mahesh, Your welcome my friend!. A rare event capturing the main moons and maybe my last session of the year unless the weather changes or a special event comes up. Again thanks and Clear Skies.

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    That negative is so so beautiful. I just wanted to say.
    And thank you again, for all you guys' efforts.

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    Thanks again Mahesh, The negs gives better contrast and able to see objects that could be missed with color gradients intoducing more noise compare to a mono.
    I did the same but with color then to negative on the Jupiter Occultation to see better the moon Callisto appearing from behind the planet disc and to see the other moons Ganymed and Io. Just posted days ago. Again thanks and Clear Skies

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAICOA View Post
    Thanks Andy, Took a look-see at your site things looking good, A very beautiful observatory my friend. Clear Skies.
    Efrain,

    Thank you! I can't wait for the power to be in so that I can get the scope set-up inside and get back to imaging.

    --Andy

    P.S., Direct link to observatory photos, for those interested.
    Last edited by andyschlei; 2009-Jun-06 at 08:55 PM. Reason: Add link

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    Hi Andy, That is great news looking forward to see first light from the site. Clear Skies my friend.

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