My first Saturn of the 2014 Season …this is an Early Morning Target for me once it clears my neighbors trees….~2:30 to 3:00am in the South Southeast here in Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Saturn is a wonderful Planet to see in a telescope, even the smallest of telescopes can show the ring system, that is impressive since Saturn is ~ 800 million miles from Earth.  Although the cloud tops tend to be rather bland, not much detail compared to Jupiter, the Wind Speeds on Saturn can reach 1,800 km/h (1,100 mph), faster than on Jupiter, but not as fast as those on Neptune!

I used a Meade 10″ Diameter SCT telescope & DMK 21Af04 Fire-wire camera, 2X barlow, and 900 Frames per channel, Astronomik RGB. 2700 frames total Stacked in Registax 6 & RGB combine in MaximDL.

Best Regards,
John Chumack