Saturn | July 2021

Saturn taken with a small 4 inch (100 mm) f/9 refractor. This is the first light image of a newly-bought ZWO ASI 533 I received last week.

Equipment: ASI 533 camera, Sky-Watcher Equinox 100ED, ZWO UV-IR filter, 2 stacked 2x Celestron Omni Barlow lenses, and Kenko NES mount.

Processing is done in IRIS, 800 frames stacked.

Saturn imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and an ASI 533 camera, processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.

Related link: Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

Night Sky in Focus | Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Saturn | May 2021

A hint of Saturn’s Cassini division and the cloud bands are visible in this photo captured with a small 4-inch telescope.

Saturn imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and an SPC900NC web camera, processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.
Related link: Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

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© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Saturn | April 2021

Saturn is now a little bit higher in the early morning sky. While still considerably dimmer than Jupiter, it registers quite well with a web camera. A hint of the ring’s Cassini division and Saturn’s cloud bands are visible in this photo captured with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and an SPC900NC web camera, processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.

Related links:
Web Camera for Imaging Planets
Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

Night Sky in Focus | Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Saturn Imaged with a Dashcam

Saturn is also now visible in the early morning sky. It is considerably dimmer than Jupiter. A hint of the ring’s Cassini division is visible in this photo.

Saturn imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a dash camera, processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.

Related link: Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

Night Sky in Focus | Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Saturn | May 8, 2016

Saturn almost always impresses anyone who looks at it through a telescope. When compared to Jupiter or Venus, Saturn is relatively dim, making it difficult to photograph when using a small telescope.

Exposures as slow as 1/15 second was used to capture this image. I used an eyepiece to project an image of Saturn on to a Logitech 4000 web camera’s sensor. The division in Saturn’s ring and the cloud bands are visible in this photo. Image processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.

Night Sky in Focus | Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines