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SnakeyJ

Jupiter 31/01 from Bembridge

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Better conditions again tonight, with the wind dropping to a manageable level and reasonable seeing.  Timing was perfect, with the GRS giving a nice presentation.    Lots of data to look through, but this was my last run of the night at 4000mm focal length - the blue channel capture hung out at 1526 frames, so I stacked a rather noisy 1000 frames, other channels were 2000 of 6000 frames.

Quick and dirty process (as ever):

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Nice one Jake, still no look this end cloudy yet again, hope you don't mind had a little play with your image & descaled to 90% for effect!

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Some detail coming through there, shame about the blue.

Nice reprocess Simon.

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Nice data there Jake and Simon has brought the detail to the surface more. Extra contrast can make a big difference on some images.

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Nice one Jake, still no look this end cloudy yet again, hope you don't mind had a little play with your image & descaled to 90% for effect!

Thanks Simon, that little tweak made a massive difference! Hope the clouds part for you - looks like it will clear down here, but it's very windy again!

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Nice shot. I hope to get out later if the wind dies down a bit. Maybe less wind tomorrow and next week.

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Nice one Jake. Perseverance does pay off. Just need the blue to come good together with the others and you will get a cracker.

Robin

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Lovely capture!  I had a quick look from Ryde last night but with the wind and only a 130mm Reflector I stood little chance of much detail.  I see you use the QHY5 - is that the colour version? If so, would you rate it well for a 1st planetary device?

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Lovely capture! I had a quick look from Ryde last night but with the wind and only a 130mm Reflector I stood little chance of much detail. I see you use the QHY5 - is that the colour version? If so, would you rate it well for a 1st planetary device?

Yep I went out at 10 last night and decided against - it was very gusty, though the sky looked good.

The colour Qhy5l-ii's are good cams and can capture some really good shots - they come in to their own when conditions are variable. I'm using the mono version with baader lrgb filters. In good conditions this will return better results, but good conditions seem to occur rarely in the UK [emoji6] The other advantage is shooting with IR filters, IR wavelengths are less affected by atmospheric turbulence and can cut through poorer seeing. The disadvantage is cost, with a manual filter wheel and lrgb filters coming in at an extra £ 225 or so.

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That has come out very good.A F/L of

4K.What barlow were you using.

Steve.

Cheers Steve - I'm using a TV 3x barlow, post filter wheel, with a little extension. Would like to push it a little further to 4800mm, which would be F20 - though conditions not quite up to this at the moment [emoji6]

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