Solar System: Saturn in March/April 2009

I took this picture of  Saturn on 3/30/2009 with my Celestron CST 9″1/4 OTA. The rings are at about 3 degrees of inclination. This picture is a stack of 45 frames processed with Registax V5.  Turbulence was noticeable at 150x.  The scope was roughly collimated using “Bob’s knobs”.

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I took this picture of  Saturn on 4/4/2009 with the same configuration. This picture is a stack of 90 frames processed with Registax V5.  Turbulence was noticeable at 150x.  The cassini’s division can be guessed – even though it does not appear clearly. The scope was roughly collimated using “Bob’s knobs”.

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