@ . . . . . . . . . . Hello everyone...
I managed to obtain a set of Saturn images on the night of 03 December, and have finally finished processing them.
There is one IR frame captured with the Pixcel 237 CCD, one RGB composite from my Logitec Pro 3000 web cam, and an IR/RGB composite. All images were taken with my 30cm SCT. The IR frame was captured at f24, and the web cam was f28. Seeing was quite good that night despite the bitterly cold -24°C temps and moderate wind.
Please let me know if there are any questions.
@ . . . . . . . . . . Subject: dec 10 images
I have attached a set of images taken during the morning of December 10. I had intended to capture the transit of the GRS, but I was clouded out soon after I started. Punishment for getting up at and not checking the satellite image I suppose : )
All images were taken with my 30cm SCT at f28 and Pixcel 237 CCD. The upper image panel was taken in hi-res mode, and the lower panel was taken in medium -res mode (binned 2x2). The RGB set (poor quality) was taken with the internal SBIG filter wheel.
A few interesting observations. There appear to a short, wave like segment of the STeB extending from the area south of the GRS and continuing to about the CM. The feature fades out at the CM. The feature is visible in the IR and more so in the methane frame. The NNTeB also appears to exhibit the same appearance as the STeB, being visible from the limb and fading near the CM, with a small white spot near the p. edge of the belt (spot noticed in methane image ?). The NTeB extends across the disk, but its structure varies - thin and thick sections with a wave like pattern across the belt. There appears to be an enhanced colour these two features, compared to the other belts, a blue tint perhaps?
Please let me know if there are any questions or clarifications (my analysis is rather primitive compared to most of your abilities).
@ . . . . . . . . . . Greetings to everyone...
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Brian, Sandy, Scott, and Madeline