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  1. Great detail, and even more impressive animated . I tried to create an animation of Mars over a longer interval using WinJupos, but I can’t seem to figure out how to align the planet with the grid. Any tips there? It’s so much easier to do with Saturn because of the rings.
  2. I have a TV 5X Powermate that will reach 7.7X with enough backspacing.
  3. Hi, Here is my "final" attempt at processing Mars from 05 Aug 2018 at ~ 0500UTC. It was captured using the Orion XT10i setup in my signature, operating way out at F32 (8154 mm FL), just for fun. The seeing was 3/5 at best, and I only captured about 2500frames of which I stacked about 500 (20%) in AS!3. I had to work the data to get the low contrast features out, without too much edge rind. I used linked wavelets in Registax, deconvolution in Fitswork, and some local contrast enhancement, black point adjustment and a 70% downsize in Photoshop. I am happy to report that Firecapture 2.6
  4. Thanks for the compliments. Didn’t quite know where to post it...
  5. I thought the ISS had passed by a star when I saw the first image, but then I noticed it was in all the frames. You can just barely see the hint of the Dragon’s solar arrays. The scene kind of looks like a huge alien spacecraft about to swallow up our hero’s tiny spacecraft. This was the best 7 contiguous 0.25 ms frames stacked with AS!3, with a little sharpening, histogram stretching and cropping in PS. I am still learning how to use this FLIR Grasshopper IMX250 camera, and how to configure it with Firecapture and my laptop, because I only hit 4fps instead of 75fps, so I have lots of roo
  6. Incredible detail, color and image scale, with very little noise. Do you proces the rings and disk separately? How many frames did you stack? Thanks for sharing.
  7. Same Orion XT10i, TV 5x Powermate, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter, ASI224MC, PA-ADC, Homemade EQ Platform
  8. Awesome. The color has definitely improved. I went from the first image (2016, 30deg)to the second image (2017, 29deg) with a PA-ADC, though I've also gotten better at my planetary imaging techniques ( see Polar Hexagon post)
  9. Very nice. I ca definitely see a hint of Enke's Gap and the C-ring. I've never tried my 610nm on Saturn with the ASI224MC. Maybe it is worth a shot. Thanks.
  10. Nice !!! If you look closely at your image, you'll notice a red fringe on the bottom of the rings and a blue fringe at the top. You can use a Pierro Astro or ZWO atmospheric dispersion corrector (ADC) in the imaging chain to help eliminate this at your low elevation angles. While not perfect, you can also use the RGB Align function in Registax to do this with your existing data.
  11. Increased the saturation on Saturn by 67% to improve the color rendition of the ZWO ASI224MC camera.
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