What lens do I need to photograph Saturn?

What lens do I need to photograph Saturn?

Photograph Saturn Saturn is dimmer than Jupiter so exposures typically need to be longer, resulting in reduced frame rates. An 8-inch or larger scope is recommended for detail, aim for f/15-f/25. Keep an eye the planet’s position and on the seeing, then take advantage when the atmosphere appears stable!

Can you photograph planets with a DSLR?

There are a few ways to photograph planets with your camera, but the easiest and most straightforward is using a DSLR, a wide-angle lens, and a tripod. You do not need an astronomical telescope to find and photograph the five visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn).

What size lens do you need for Saturn?

The rings of Saturn should be visible in even the smallest telescope at 25x [magnified by 25 times]. A good 3-inch scope at 50x [magnified by 50 times] can show them as a separate structure detached on all sides from the ball of the planet.

Can you see the rings of Saturn with a camera?

One of the main advantages to using a camera over a cell phone, if it’s available to you, is the ability to use a telephoto lens to see the planets individually and even see their unique features. With a telescope or a longer lens you could even see Saturn’s rings and capture more details in higher resolution.

How do you do astrophotography with a DSLR?

What settings do you use for astrophotography?

  1. Use manual or bulb mode.
  2. Use a “fast” aperture of F/2.8 – F/4.
  3. Set your white balance setting to daylight or auto.
  4. Set your exposure length to 15-30-seconds.
  5. Shoot in RAW image format.
  6. Use Manual Focus.
  7. Use an ISO of 400-1600 (or more)
  8. Use the 10-second delay drive mode.

What eyepiece is best for Saturn?

It is said that any small telescope is capable of viewing Saturn’s rings at 25X magnification. I suggest using a 15mm eyepiece through a Dobsonian telescope (here is the one I own and recommend) for the best chances of success.

Can you see Saturn with the naked eye?

Saturn is visible to the naked eye as a bright spot in the southeastern sky. It can be seen all night, but is highest in the sky around midnight. Jupiter can, also, be spotted in the August sky in a similar southeasterly direction. It will reach opposition, and be at its closest and brightest, from August 19-20.

What kind of camera do you use to photograph Saturn?

At this time of the year, we can photograph Jupiter early in the evening, then Saturn as it comes into the night sky and then later Mars. Saturn photographed with a Canon 5D MK III with Celestron 2X Barlow.

How big is Saturn in terms of pixels?

You have no idea how small Saturn is. This is a 100% crop at 1900mm with pixels of the same size as the 40D (5.7 microns), and Jupiter was around twice as large as Saturn will be! 400mm with 8.2 micron pixels on Saturn will just be not nearly enough. Image not available.

How big of a telescope do you need to see Saturn?

Saturn through a 3″ scope at 100x (simulated) This image simulates how Saturn would look through a smaller telescope such as a typical 80mm scope (roughly 3 inch) at about 100x. The image is the same brightness as that of the 11 inch scope but it is obviously a lot smaller.

Can you shoot Saturn with a small lens?

If you have an unlimited exposure time available, you can get excellent results with a small lens. But when you actually want to view a distant object and image it within a limited time period, you must use larger-aperture lenses. Re: Shooting Saturn, any suggestions?