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I've been asked on a number of occasions, how I managed to do planet astrophotography with a manual Dobsonian telescope. So I have created a tutorial, to help fellow owners create a worthy image.

I hope it makes sense and you find it useful.

Dob AP Tutorial.pdf

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Very nice. I am unlikely to be a dob imager, but it is a nicely put together guide and perhaps I might just give it a go one day for kicks :)

And it worked out a much smaller file than you thought :)

James

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That's a great tutorial - and not just for dob users. Nice :-) I hadn't even thought of using something like VirtualDub to edit & join multiple AVIs before pre-processing and stacking ... but it makes perfect sense.

Thanks,

Mike

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I had the privilege to be the first to read (proof read) this guide, it really is a very good read.

I had no idea that images that could could be taken with a dob. I'm going to make it a sticky.

Cheers

Ant

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Just wanted to thank you for this, I'm going to give the whole process a go later with some captures. I have the same set up but never used the virtual dub bit. Really concise, straightforward tutorial :-)

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Not sure if this happens with others but in section 5 Virtual Dub para 10 I had to deselect the file type in the save window and choose "all" for it to save for me.

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Can't say thats happened with me. But maybe it could be a glinch with that latest version.....the one i use is over a year old.

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Ah ok, am in photoshop now and I must say its been a fantastic tutorial giving me my best xbox cam Jupiter yet! Thank you!

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I also have the same setup as the OP .. However I have an xox webcam.

Ive posted my manual tracking results on my website www.mauton.co.uk

Give or take I have been using the same methods as int the PDF document.. Just wanted to show what is also possible.

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I am most certainly going to give that a go, thanks for posting :)

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I don't have a dob but the principle should work with an alt az refractor so I am going to have a go thankyou

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I don't have a dob but the principle should work with an alt az refractor so I am going to have a go thankyou

Going to try the same with my alt-az, (Tele-Optic Giro), with a C6/SCT and/or ETX105.

I think I will be pushing my luck with a TeleVue Ranger!

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I made an account here just say thanks Memory Bliss

I followed your instructions tonight and was able to make one of my best images of Jupiter to date!  I am sure I have more to learn but this helped me out immensely. 

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I made an account here just say thanks Memory Bliss

I followed your instructions tonight and was able to make one of my best images of Jupiter to date!  I am sure I have more to learn but this helped me out immensely. 

You're welcome. I'm pleased that the guide has been useful for you, especially in producing this excellent image - well done.

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I've been asked on a number of occasions, how I managed to do planet astrophotography with a manual Dobsonian telescope. So I have created a tutorial, to help fellow owners create a worthy image.

I hope it makes sense and you find it useful.

Created an account here just so I could say thanks for this! Excellent! I was Googling for info on info on using a Dobs for photography, just bough a Skywatcher 8", so I couldn't believe my luck finding this.

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I made an account here just say thanks Memory Bliss

I followed your instructions tonight and was able to make one of my best images of Jupiter to date!  I am sure I have more to learn but this helped me out immensely. 

Nice shot!

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I've been asked on a number of occasions, how I managed to do planet astrophotography with a manual Dobsonian telescope. So I have created a tutorial, to help fellow owners create a worthy image.

I hope it makes sense and you find it useful.

Thanks for the tut mate, I'll be giving this a read shortly.

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Excellent thank you, I am on ipad at moment but will print this out when on my computer for future reference, it has answered a few questions I have been thinking of regarding my Dobsonian, I will file but with definite intention of having a go at taking pics with my DOB in the future this will be a great help, again, many thanks.

DOB 8"

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