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  1. Hi all, after been put off by cloud last night, I left my rig setup overnight specifically to capture Jupiter in the small window of opportunity I had from my backyard. Seeing was pretty rubbish with 100% humidity & I had to shoot over house roofs, that said, this is my first real capture with my new ASI224 and I am fairly pleased with the results. Jupiter & Io [2017.01.25] by 1CM69, on Flickr Jupiter & Io [2017.01.25] by 1CM69, on Flickr Jupiter & Io [2017.01.25] by 1CM69, on Flickr Jupiter [2017.01.25] by 1CM69, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  2. First time out of back garden since damaging shoulder in December ( thankyou @Blazar ) took this at around 01:30 so really 29th not as in title. Seeing was way better than my back garden but still pretty poor due to low altitude. Roughly 4 minute 8000 frames, Pipped to 80 % then Autostakert best 25 %. Fairly aggressive wavelets in Registax. Thanks for looking.
  3. I was determined to have a crack at Saturn on father's day after a nice day with the kids. I knew it was low at about 15° but was pretty sure I would spot it over neighbours roofs ... When I set up at 11:30 I realised that it DIDN'T Not to be deterred I set up in the extension (about 1.5 m higher than garden) I knew this would be far from ideal but had a bash anyway, I'm actually quite surprised with the result shooting through an open double doorway. C8 edge, TV 2x Barlow, asi224 Settings below Camera=ZWO ASI224MC Filter=L Profile=Saturn Diameter=18.29" Magnitude=0.02 CMI=338.6° CMIII=274.1° (during mid of capture) FocalLength=5050mm Resolution=0.15" Filename=Sat_002951.avi Date=190617 Start=002853.414 Mid=002951.082 End=003048.750 Start(UT)=232853.414 Mid(UT)=232951.082 End(UT)=233048.750 Duration=115.336s Date_format=ddMMyy Time_format=HHmmss LT=UT Frames captured=8750 File type=AVI Extended AVI mode=true Compressed AVI=false Binning=no ROI=632x404 ROI(Offset)=248x248 FPS (avg.)=75 Shutter=13.12ms Gain=437 (72%) USBTraffic=80 AutoHisto=75 (off) HighSpeed=off Gamma=50 SoftwareGain=10 (off) Brightness=1 HardwareBin=off WRed=52 WBlue=95 AutoExposure=off Histogramm(min)=0 Histogramm(max)=182 Histogramm=71% Noise(avg.deviation)=n/a Limit=none Sensor temperature=32.1 °C
  4. Dusted off the scope last night to check if everything is working ok, aimed for a quick bash at Jove, then some fiddling with the OAG setup using M13 as target. Attached is Jupiter at around 1030 with Io bottom left. I was quite pleased as only had 2 runs of 3 minutes before moving onto the guiding practice which went 'badly'
  5. Tried for some proms today, 1st image I captured only disk detail so fiddled with the pressure tuner today for a different result. 15 seconds, 900 frames stacked best 200 in Autostakkert, gentle wavelets in R6, cropped and rotated slightly in CS2. Thanks for looking.
  6. A combination of collimating the scope - its still not perfect, but a lot better than it was!, a new planetary camera - ASI224 which allowed me shorter exposures and higher frame rates and some hints found via google about wavelets. Seeing wasn't brilliant with some high cloud - out of about a dozen 1 min videos I shot only about 3 of them were not affected by cloud. This was first light for the camera - and all I was aiming for way Ganymede, but i also managed to just catch the GRS as well - so a happy bunny from a curtailed (by cloud) session last night
  7. At last got a clear night after a few weeks. Took advantage to do a 5 hour long observing session. Viewed some galaxies in Leo towards the end. Thought I would share. Details in the images. All images taken live at the scope with no post processing.
  8. Seeing as close to opposition I felt I needed to make the effort and stay up late ! Managed this last night / this morning while Saturn was popping in and out of view between various obstructions. Quick process of 2 minute AVI captured in Sharpcap, raw8, 3000 frames, pipped to 70%, then Autostakkert best 25 %, RGB align and wavelets in Registax 6, colour and contrast tweak in CS2. Thanks for looking... very tired at desk in office ? C8 Edge / Televue 2 x barlow / ASI 224MC
  9. See below for FLO's opinion of this camera. Received new (from FLO) on 13 January, 2018. Used ONLY TWICE. Reason for sale: The "cooled" version of this camera is being discontinued and FLO were offering their last one at a ridiculously low price, so I purchased that one (for easier OSC DSO imaging), making this camera surplus to requirements. FLO price is £229 (as you can see) + £5.95 delivery, making a total of £234.95. I am offering this barely out of its box camera for £200 including delivery - that's more than 14% less than you would pay for a 7-week younger one. I have been advised that RM will not insure cameras, but it is still in its original packaging. Bank transfer only - sorry, NO paypal. As stated, I have not used it much, but, for a "teaser" of what this camera may be capable, visit http://www.ne3filters.co.uk/g8kpd3NFcer4L/index.html - I will definitely be going back to this target with the cooled version! UK only. PM me if interested. Thanks.
  10. Hi, this is my first attempt at solar imaging, very different to planetary and i guess i have the wrong camera (ASI224) ideally mono is preferable. Thanks to all the help on a previous 'what scope thread' I have a Lunt LS 50 B600 to play with. Managed to achieve focus by unscrewing the E.P. holder, pulling the diagonal out about 1/4" and screwing the ASI directly to diagonal (again thanks to forum help... I'd have spent weeks working that out) Captured 10-15 second runs of about 500 frames, fiddled with pressure tuner etc til looked nice on screen, settings were FPS 27, Shutter 0.671ms, Gain 85, Gamma 15. Stacked in Autostakkert (had no idea about align points so manually drew around AR etc) stacked 30% of the 500 frames (where the quality graph started to drop off) and wavelets in Registax 6. Ta for looking and hopefully these settings will get someone else just starting in the ball park to get going. It's probably upside down and left to right but it's mine and i like it
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