Here are a couple of color images I took tonight with the new barlow. I did not take any monochrome, although I should have. I'll take a couple tomorrow night. Here are the images:
|possibly poor focus|
|this is the original size with the 3X. |
I also tried using the 3X and the 2X back to back, but the image was too dim to get a decent photograph. Notice on the 2nd image, the serpent storm is pretty clearly visible. I am surprised that the Cassini Division wasnt as pronounced this evening. Its possible I wasnt focused perfectly however, and that might be why. Is the barlow going to make a difference in the image quality? Right now, I'm not certain, the 2X may have the images at the limit of the telescope, but I thought being this is a much higher quality barlow than the 2X, that perhaps I would see a little more detail. The serpent storm is pretty well visible, so perhaps the quality has improved. It'll take a few more sessions to know for certain.