• Stephen Strum

2018-2019 Saturn Imagery


The following are a selection of images I've taken from most recent to oldest for the years 2018 and 2019. All planetary images are taken through a Celestron C6 using a Canon SL2 DSLR camera. Data is processed using PIPP to process and convert the raw camera video, AutoStakkert to stack the video frames, Registax to sharpen the image using wavelets, Pixelmator to adjust color, contrast, etc, and finally Topaz DeNoise (in recent images) to help remove lingering noise. All data were processed on a 2016 12" Macbook with PIPP, AutoStakkert, and Registax (which are PC programs) running on the Mac using WineBottler.



August 7, 2019

Canon SL2 with C6 at ISO 800, 1/30th sec shutter speed, 2x and 1.6x barlows and 3x digital zoom. 1 minute 1080p video at 29.97fps stacked in AutoStakkert and Sharpened in Registax. Last image I have from 2019.








July 27, 2019


Best Saturn image up to this point since I started imaging. Canon SL2 with Celestron C6.










July 6, 2019


Imaging attempt #2 for 2019. Canon SL2 with Celestron C6.








June 26, 2019


My first Saturn image of 2019. The image isn't bad and would have come out pretty nice if I had more frames to stack, but was fairly noisy. Canon SL2 with Celestron C6.






October 17, 2018


Third attempt at imaging Saturn and final attempt of 2018. This image was over-processed. Taken with my Canon SL2 and C6 with the data processed in PIPP, Autostakkert 2, Registax, and Pixelmator.







October 10, 2018


My second attempt at imaging Saturn came out far better than my first attempt. Taken with my Canon SL2 and C6 with the data processed in PIPP, Autostakkert 2, Registax, and Pixelmator.









October 1, 2018


My first attempt at imaging Saturn. Not a great image, but much of the issues were with the processing since I didn't align the colors properly. Taken with my Canon SL2 and C6.

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