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Saturn and rings

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , , on 2009/03/18 by computerphysicslab

Saturn is well placed these nights to be easily observed. The rings are edge-on, so they are difficult to capture with photography. Nevertheless I have got a series of shots and have stacked them all with Registax 5. Take into account I have used the Vixen 12×80 binocular to get this image. Imagine seeing Saturn rings edge-on with a magnification of only 12 …

Saturn through binoculars

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Humboldt crater

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2009/03/12 by computerphysicslab

Humboldt crater as seen with the Vixen 12×80 binoculars. This is a big crater but very near to the Moon limb. One day after full moon, Humboldt delivers high contrast images due to its shadow. The day this shot was made, the Moon libration wasn’t the better one to view Humboldt in its extension, but edge-on. The inner central peaks are visible.

Humboldt crater