Fri 12-Apr-13 04:41 AM | edited Fri 12-Apr-13 04:45 AM by LightMeter
Now is the time when Saturn is up not too late into the night. But I've waited for about 2 weeks for the sky to clear-not a cloud tonight. This is more than I can see with 10X binoculars and I don't have a telescope. Sony NEX-5N, Sigma 50-500@500, Induro AT413(just got it). The first is 100% and the second is "upsized" so it looks larger on the monitor. If it wasn't so late, I'd go out again with the Kiron 2X TC-maybe tomorrow night. Looking forward to using this technique to view the phases of Venus later this year.
If you can make a movie with your camera and go up to f/25 with extenders/barlows without to step your lens down and try to film 4-5 minutes and get your Saturn movie inte to Registax and then you can make really good pictures of Saturn. But you might need to get a telescope with a mount with tracking if you want to continue to make even better pictures. I use a SPC900NC Philips Toucam with a 2,5x powermate connected to a 8" f/8 1600 mm telescope on a EQ6 mount and that works pretty good! It is not easy to do planetary photography, but it is really fun
Sat 13-Apr-13 02:18 AM | edited Sat 13-Apr-13 02:40 AM by LightMeter
Went out tonight with the Kiron 2X and 50-500. First is 100% and 2nd is upsized. And the last image was an accident. Thought I was aimed at Saturn, and the picture later revealed a star-no...a double star!