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Jupiter, tried Autostakkertt and PIPP for 1st time


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Hi all, haven't been able to get the scope out much lately due to the weather, but have managed a couple of half decent Jupiter images since new year. I've been trying out Autostakkert2 and Planetary Image Preprocessor (PIPP) for preprocessing, aligning and stacking frames instead of Registax, though I am still using Registax6 for wavelets. This is probably my best effort from Jan 5th, a little early for the GRS it is just coming into view on the right hand (Western) limb.

Happy new year and clear skies to all :)

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Looks very nice. I'm surprised there's not a bit more colour in it though. What capture settings did you use?

James

Can't recall off the top of my head. I used wxAstrocapture - gain was around 50. What would you recommend? I am on a bit of a misson to get better colour - I usually get stronger colour but muddier looking images (see my flickr link) - had supposed this was a central obstruction/Mak thing. Is there an alternative to wxAC that makes colour capture easier to control?

Thanks

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I use SharpCap for capture. I tried both it and wxAstroCapture and decided that I preferred SharpCap. It has a nice feature that I leave turned on to save the capture settings for each avi file.

James

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V Nice!

Thats really a great picture from the 5" - i'm assuming the 127mak? - did you use any barlow?

Loving the detail. (+1 for sharpcap and autostakkert!2 btw)

Regards

Aenima

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