On January 24, 2007

Saturn in LRGB

Equipment & Processing

Meade LX200 10 inch telescope, web cam with a b&w 1/3" sensor, Philips ToUcamPro2 in raw for the color, TeleVue 3x Barlow lens and a tele-extension.

LRGB Composite of 2 avi files

Image at its original size.

Processing with successive wavelets using Iris.

Post-processing with Photoshop.

This is my first attempt at Saturn in 2007. The rings closed in on themselves last year, and unfortunately it will continue in the years to come ...

Unfortunately, this year 2007 is poor in terms of the weather: it is often very bad, winter is yet to come (even in March) with its cool and stable nights, atmospheric turbulence is omnipresent .

The Cassini division is still there around the rings. I have not managed to eliminate any noise.