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Another First Attempt at Jupiter


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Yep, another first attempt at Jupiter with a webcam!

It was much more challenging than I was expecting, both in the recording and processing of the images. Fortunately its the school holidays so I've been able to mess about with the AVI's all day, so things are much better now than first thing this morning.

I took quite a few different captures, using different focal ratios. The small one (second picture) is just the F/5 of my scope, no barlow used. The 1st and 5th are at F/10, using the standard 2X SkyWatcher barlow. The 3rd and 6th are at roughly F/20, using two standard 2X SkyWatcher barlows stacked inside each other.

The fourth and fifth images are probably a bit over processed, but I'd be pleased to hear any comments and advice.








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Each AVI was 1000 frames, just under 2 minutes worth.

Thanks for the comment about the focus, I've only just got the Bahtinov mask and it makes it so unbelievably easy to get a perfect focus.

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