Showpiece Saturn by Daniel Leclerc
Showpiece Saturn (Daniel Leclerc)
Showpiece Saturn by Daniel Leclerc

Photo of the Week for June 20, 2014 Saturn, the night sky’s premier telescopic showpiece, was captured by […]

Photo of the Week for June 20, 2014

Saturn, the night sky’s premier telescopic showpiece, was captured by Daniel Leclerc on May 19 from his backyard in Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal), Quebec, with a 8-inch Sky-Watcher Newtonian reflector telescope. The image shows the subtle equatorial cloud belt of the planet and the Cassini division separating the two main ring components. He used a DBK 21AU618.AS CCD camera at 60 frames per second, 4× Barlow lens, and a UV/IR-cut filter. AutoStakkert2! software was used to process nearly 2,ooo frames, followed by wavelet filtering with Iris.

Showpiece Saturn by Daniel Leclerc
Showpiece Saturn (Daniel Leclerc)

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