As the planet Saturn is so far away from us, I am thrilled to be able to capture images of this giant of our solar system with my camera & lenses. All I used to get these images was a Canon 70-200mm lens [at the full 200mm] with a 2x converter attached to my Canon 60Da. That gives 400mm lens length with the crop factor of 1.6 for the camera works out as a total reach of 640mm.

I have to be honest & even with this reach, the planet is tiny on the screen & what you see here has been cropped to within an inch of it's life. Despite that, you can clearly see the rings of the giant planet. I have plans to try to get a loan of a longer lens to see if I can get a better quality image in the coming weeks. So if anyone has a 400mm or 500mm lens that I can borrow on a clear night, that would be great.

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  • Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out
    and say I really enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?

    Thanks a lot!
    Earl @ 2013-06-28 17:14:26