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kingboya

My best Jupiter yet SPC900 and Skymax 150 pro

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This was stacked with the best 1200 frames of 2000 in AS!2, using my new (to me) Skywatcher Skymax 150 pro, SPC900 webcam with 2x ED barlow.

I love this scope BIG TIME! This is the second go with it, and I love it. Really easy to use, and not tooooo much image shift with focusing.

Please, any advise greatly appreciated. I am new to planetary imaging.

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superb image, i really should have a go at Jupiter with my 180

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These are the Sharpcap settings I used for this image, provided by other imagers on this forum.

[Philips SPC 900NC PC Camera]

Frame Divisor=1

Resolution=640x480

Frame Rate (fps)=10.00

Colour Space / Compression=YUY2

Exposure=-4

Brightness=64

Contrast=32

Saturation=5

Gamma=0

ColorEnable=255

BacklightCompensation=0

Gain=35

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superb image, i really should have a go at Jupiter with my 180
wow the 180 would be amazing! Do it! :rolleyes:

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That is an amazing image, I have the same scope although it is on an EQ3-2. I was wondering if you could share some of your techniques. I have being trying to capture Jupiter so far here are two of the best I could manage.


 


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Hi. The setting's above were the settings I used, and that is the technical stuff sorted. Seeing is critical and I must have been lucky to have very good seeing that night. Then the processing. Wavelets, sharpening etc. I don't know what I am doing, just found a result I was happy with.

Seeing is probably the most important factor though.

I have since sold the 150 Pro, which I may come to regret. We have a house extension going on ;-)

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That is an amazing image, I have the same scope although it is on an EQ3-2. I was wondering if you could share some of your techniques. I have being trying to capture Jupiter so far here are two of the best I could manage.

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by the way, your images are good imho, the first being most like MOST of my images. I just take approximately 1000 frames of video, and stack maybe the best 50%,or even less, seeing dependant. HTH

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Thanks for the tips, apologies I never seen your settings above. I have saved these down just need to wait for a clear sky.

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