We took a few pictures of Saturn with a 7-inch Qeestar and an ST-5C CCD camera.

Focusing turned out to be the bottleneck; aiming was also hard. We do not think good quality is attainable without improving the hardware.

Present: Jim Reidy Jr., and Tibor Torma

Images taken: April 26, 2005

Telescope: Questar 7 in at f/14 (f=100in) in the parking lot.

Camera: SBIG ST-5C CCD

 Exposures: 180 counts of t=0.07 sec with a yellow filter. The best 16 frames were selected and co-added.

Image processing: CCDoops + Registrax + Photoshop CS.