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About WilliamAstro

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  1. Imaging Mercury is pretty easy in my book depending on how elongated from the Sun it is. I remember my first time imaging Mercury with my dedicated set back in 8th February 2020. Even though the seeing conditions are terrible but the phase stands out best enough. I stacked 30 percent of over 5000 frames to get best results from a 3 minute exposure length. Softwares used: SharpCap, Autostakkert2!, Registax V6, Photoshop CC 2019 Equipment used: Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT, ZWO ASI120MC-S, GSO 3X Barlow (I didn't use an ADC for Mercury because it made it harder to find and it moves away from the FOV when I try to adjust the knobs.) I will be waiting for Mercury to go into it's greatest eastern elongation on June 4th!
  2. Is there a software or technique to dissect all the frames of ISS data that has been captured to stack? I took over 8000 frames of data and used PIPP but didn't work..
  3. What ISO, F-stop and shutter speed and exposure need to be to take photos of planetary conjunctions? For an example we have Mercury and Venus and I would like to image them at 18mm and then 55mm focal length What settings should that be for each or between 18 and 55mm?
  4. Hello guys, so I just got a Canon 350D followed by a 18-55mm EF-S lens. I just took a 30 second exposure at a F/2.2 and this was my result... For some reason the image looked grainy and there are white dots scattered around the photo... Obviously they are not stars because there are clouds in the image and it is also on the landscape as well, can anybody help me for any improvements to fix this?
  5. I use a 18-55 mm lens for my canon 350d so whats the focal length and what is that gonna result in how long the exposure is?
  6. What ISO and f stop to I set to take photos of the milky way 30 second exposure?
  7. Try Autostitch, It is a great photo stitching software with no pay! You can download it.
  8. Just to be aware to you all The Moon will be forming a conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn in the early hours! @John Should I post this to events section?
  9. Well at 9pm the Jetstream will leave the area I am in so tonight I am gonna check out Venus, right now the weather is improving so I can see Venus during it's crescent shape under 15% illuminated from sunlight.
  10. I just want to know if there is any affordable motorised focusers for the Nexstar 127 SLT, I do not like the ones where you need to replace the cap on the focuser just ones that's turns it and can be easily removed and reinstalled!
  11. I use ASI120MC-S Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT ADC 3X Barlow
  12. So I have been using FireCapture to capture the planets such as Venus by doing 1.800 exposure and 70 gain. I do 60 frames per second every capture I take. What is the best frames I can get with Jupiter and Saturn before rotational smearing and it needs to be over 1000 frames to stack.
  13. How do you make the ground change to your backyard in Stellarium?
  14. Good afternoon astronomers, I am in the garden eating crisps and I am trying the look at Venus in the daytime...
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