Late Saturn on a budget

Saturn have reached his peak this year (2019) on the firsts days of July, and now is getting dimmer every night. I’m shooting it too late, but not by my fault! 🤣

Well, finally my CEM25P has arrived. To surprise a total of 0 folks, since then I’m getting just rain, clouds, more rain, high clouds, low clouds, rain again, fire smoke and more rain.

Yesterday, FINALLY I was able to mount my setup and use the CEM25P properly for the first time.

“Properly” isn’t the right word at all. Although I could see the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and the brighter stars, it was impossible to see anything of DSO. First, the moon was 95% illuminated. Secound, the fog was horrendous.

So I decided to try Saturn with my Sky-Watcher 102mm f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain.

Here is the setup:

Sky-Watcher 102mm f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain
SPC900NC Webcam
SmartAstronomy 2.5x Apo Barlow
15cm extensor tube

And here is the result:

So, nothing amazing. But it is my best Saturn until now. 🙂

I think this is the most I can get from a 102mm telescope and a more than 10 years old webcam.

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