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Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:48 pm
by si_
Sick of the clouds in the UK, I managed to get my 200p newt, HEQ5 mount and tripod into hold luggage with Jet2 and out to Tenerife on our summer holiday. My observing spot wasn't the best as it looked across roofs that had been heated by the sun all day but despite the less than perfect viewing conditions, I managed to get my best image of Saturn to date. Well worth transporting all that gear! I've since established a very good location high in the mountains where the air is cooler and much clearer so I'm looking forward to my next trip very much! Camera used was the ASI224MC with Powermate 2.5x and a 2x X-cel barlow. 3 AVIs stacked and combined in Winjupos.
https://flic.kr/p/LBqj4S

ImageSaturn August 2016 (1 of 1) by Star Man Astronomy, on Flickr

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:16 pm
by patthehorse
Well worth lugging it all up Mt Tiede. :))

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:14 am
by Ngent
Very nice indeed!
How did you package everything? I would be paranoid that it would be damaged in transit.

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:49 am
by carastro
Agree with all above comments, excellent Saturn, well done not just for the image, but for the determination.

Carole

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:57 am
by galileo
wow, ditto :thumbsup:

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:23 pm
by Telstar707
Nice photo of Saturn
Nice job.

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:03 pm
by si_
Thanks everyone. I used the original boxes it came in to pack it all up. After all, it managed to get from China to the UK in these so I thought it should be OK. I did consider taking out the mirrors and taking those as hand luggage which would ensure their safety but in the end I just left them in the tube. Everything arrived fine and OTA only needed a little bit of tweaking to get collimation back.

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:58 am
by mick
Nice one indeed.
Mick.

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:17 am
by galileo
Si if you copy and paste the bb code you get your image to appear like this

ImageSaturn August 2016 (1 of 1) by Star Man Astronomy, on Flickr

Re: Saturn 30th August

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:28 am
by thymelord
Very nice Si,well done. :thumbsup: