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Posts tagged “dobsonian

Aperture Kills

I was able to get my hands on a 12 inch dobs of a Manila Cathedral School for their  star gazing activity.  Such a big telescope gives well detail on objects. I tried it and imaged Mars and Saturn using my webcam, but oh boy it was neck breaking  just to target the planets on the screen! But the pain is paid of the pleasure of the images produced from the 4 second clip I managed to capture.

The northern polar cap is now prominent

                                                    Mars in higher gain setting

More detail present in this image, Cassini division, bands etc.

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