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Mars 25/10/2020 This is my first stab at planetary imaging with my old Celestron 5SE, 2xBarlow and ZWO ASI290MC. Not up to the standard of others on here but pleased to bring out some detail. This really makes me want a bigger scope and mount, hopefully one day. Clear skies all
Hi Sorry I am never here, I am lucky to have had some time to spend on Mars. Really difficult in the last few years to do any imaging or even just observing. In the meantime I am getting gears ready for retirement [ still years ahead] and have some 'quick' setups and not too heavy - I am getting older! Anyway I managed to do 'some' decent images and certainly better than 13 years ago !! Gear: Meade LX200 10" Classic - re-aluminised a few years ago and never really managed to use it 3x GSO Barlow Manual Filter wheel with 685nm, Meade 4000 series [I know more for visual - cannot afford to buy other!] RGB #25 #56 #80 and no UV+IR filter ... yet I might use UV+IR on RGB or just GB Software: SharpCap [my usual one] and FireCapture [never used it - first time] Autostakkert Registax This image is IR only [685nm] colourised and I am actually happy considering not having done much Planetary or even used the LX200 in years. Trying to perfect gear and honing skills!
https://youtu.be/yG9BFrbyG9BFrb1k1s Guys any suggestions on how to get better results using a 5inch reflector? For this I used a smartphone to capture 10s video at ISO:200 ,shutter: 1/100 Preprocessing in PIPP and stacked in registax with some wavelets too.
I was taking some images of Mars last night through my 8” Celestron, just low magnification stuff using my Lumicon East Guider. I used automatic exposure settings on my Canon EOS and just pressed the button on the remote when wanting a pic. Most of them turned out as expected, a small reddish sphere, but two of them were really weird. I don’t know how I managed to alter the focus twice and to the same extent five images apart, but somehow I must have because this is one of them, the other is almost identical. it’s definitely a UFO. (only kidding) Or maybe a lens flare or something. Anyway, it’s an interesting effect and no doubt some of you will be able to explain exactly what it is....a UFO!