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    I have grown to appreciate planetary imaging more over the years. The planets change. Rings up, rings down, cloud pattern changes, an occasional asteroid or comet strike, (if one is lucky enough to be imaging at the time...) Most importantly, being able to get some imaging time and still get to bed at a decent hour. As the topic dictates, here are a few of Saturn this apparition. First out RGB on 09/01/22 Played around with mapping the channels to different colors in this one. Interesting but ehh... This one from 09/08/22 First couple of images using a ZWO120mm. Last one with a ZWO1290. The results don't seem any better to me with the 1290. I am going to revisit my old Celestron Skyris 618M for comparison on my next outing. It has the same sensor as the older DMK21AU618.AS Anyhoo, sure is fun. Tim
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    Another 200mm lens 2-framer with only 2-hours of 5-minute subs. Greg
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    And the award of perfectly aligned optics goes to,,,,,, Lovely image! Ray
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    I found some old 200mm lens data of this region from 2015-08-08 consisting of 8 x 30-minute subs. I added this to the previously shown 10.42 hours of exposure time to give this final composite image of 14.42 hours. Probably enough on this one with that setup. Greg
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    Geesuz Prof, that's a lot of stars!
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    The central bright star is Sulafat - move to the right hand edge at the 3 o'clock position from Sulufat and that is Sheliak - these are the two bottom stars in central Lyra. Move 3/4 of the way from Sulufat towards Sheliak and that is M57 - the Ring Nebula. This is a composite single framer using the Canon 200mm prime lenses and the Trius M26C OSC CCDs. A total of 6-hours and 20-minutes using 10-minute sub-exposures. Greg
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    And with the Celestron Skyris. I think, I prefer the Skyris over the ZWO models. Opinions? Tim