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alex_b

First imaging attempt

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I'm quite pleased considering the seeing conditions were awful. A wobbly wobbly atmosphere!

Jupiter 02 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I used the Celestron Neximage camera and Sharpcap softwear to capture the image. The scope is a 300mm Newtonian.

I've lots to learn so any tips and tricks would be gratefully received.

Cheers

Alex

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I would also be pleased with that Alex. Well done with your first attempt. :)

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well done Alex great images for a first attempt I haven't done any imaging but if my first attempt came out like that well please'd :)

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Good first image Alex.

I simply can't get good focus on Jupiter.

You've managed to get the cloud banding which is great.

Were you using a filter?

Edited by ScubaMike

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Thanks for the nice words folks!

I didn't use any filters - maybe I should try and see if improves the contrast a bit.

I only had a half an hour window to do any imaging before the cloud obscured everything, so no time to experiement.

The problem with my view to the east is a housing estate on a hill that radiates so much heat it makes the atmosphere boil throughout the entire night.

I'll have a few more attemtps here at home but then I'll take the scope out into the hills and find some nice still(ish) air.

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Would be even better if it was posted on the forum, rather than linked....

Some folks access from work and may not be able to see sites like Flickr :)

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hi there alex nice first attempt i to use a 12 reflector on a dob base,once you have captured your jupiter try use in castrator

Webcam Astrophotography by Emil Kraaikamp - Castrator

what it does is keeps the planet in the centre of the screen so all if not most,of you pics will be stacked,

as some times registax may stack only half due to the movement

have a look at the software and run your avi through it ,then use registax you pics will be better

but still its a nice couple a pics you got

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