Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Silly Test Saturn Video

I was feeling restless tonight so decided to go look at Saturn. Nice conditions, seeing about 3/5. After looking at it for a while ye olde fashioned way (i.e. through an actual eyepiece!) I got an idea. I was feeling adventurous so I grabbed our new mini-DVD camcorder and held it up against the eyepiece of the scope and took the footage shown here. It's a bit shakey due to my holding the camera by hand, but it's not too bad. If I can stabilize the camera and get a steady image, I may be able to run it through Registax and get a nice image.

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