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First Attempt - a long way to go!

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After nearly 2 years of visual only I may my first tentative foray into the murky world of imaging on Monday night.

This was taken using a Tal 100RS (F10), EQ5 with motors (not guided) and a Phillips SPC900nc.

I ran the video through Registax and had a bit of fun tweaking the wavlets but the results are not the success that I had hoped and I wondered if anyone had some suggestions.

I think I need to Barlow the webcam for a start as there is almost no fine detail in the images.

Rob

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For a first attempt thats a cracker. My first effort was a blob. If you try drizzle in registax it may make it a bit bigger.

Rab.

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I run two stacked 2x Barlows on my imaging rig for Jupiter to get it to a nice size on the chip. But I have to use an extension tube as well in that configuration to get focus. Just food for thought.

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After nearly 2 years of visual only I may my first tentative foray into the murky world of imaging on Monday night.

This was taken using a Tal 100RS (F10), EQ5 with motors (not guided) and a Phillips SPC900nc.

I ran the video through Registax and had a bit of fun tweaking the wavlets but the results are not the success that I had hoped and I wondered if anyone had some suggestions.

I think I need to Barlow the webcam for a start as there is almost no fine detail in the images.

Rob

Good pic there. I'd recommend a barlow, I managed this with my Skywatcher 130m the other night

Capture 12_9_2012 7_44_02 PM.bmp a barlow really makes a big difference. :smiley:

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