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Starwiz

My first decent attempt at Jupiter

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First night of decent seeing about 3 weeks ago meant I had to have a go with my new ASI120mc I had for Xmas.  I've never tried astro-imaging before this year so am really pleased with the results so far.  These images were taken from my back garden, so I think I could get even better results from a decent dark sky location away from buildings, etc.

Jupiter Sequence.tif

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Great set of images, very well done indeed :happy11: very nice detail.

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Nice pictures. I've just ordered one of those cameras myself. What telescope are you using? And what software? Thanks!

 

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2 hours ago, DevonSkies said:

Nice pictures. I've just ordered one of those cameras myself. What telescope are you using? And what software? Thanks!

 

I have a Skywatcher 200p on an EQ5 mount.  I've just ordered an NEQ6 mount so I can have a go at some longer exposure deep sky imaging.  I've had the scope for around 5 years, but now finding the imaging quite addictive, so getting outdoors more often.  On the software side I'm using Sharpcap for acquiring the images and Registax for post-processing.

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48 minutes ago, Starwiz said:

I have a Skywatcher 200p on an EQ5 mount.  I've just ordered an NEQ6 mount so I can have a go at some longer exposure deep sky imaging.  I've had the scope for around 5 years, but now finding the imaging quite addictive, so getting outdoors more often.  On the software side I'm using Sharpcap for acquiring the images and Registax for post-processing.

Thanks for the info. Good luck with your efforts!

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Try having a go with Autostakkert!2 for post-processing. I find it's better. Then bring the image back into Regsitax for the Wavelets function.

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4 hours ago, Astrosurf said:

Try having a go with Autostakkert!2 for post-processing. I find it's better. Then bring the image back into Regsitax for the Wavelets function.

Thanks for the info.  I did have ago with Autostakkert, but the image came out quite noisy, so maybe I'm doing something wrong?

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To be honest, I've just tried stacking a Moon vid I took last night, in AS! and it wasn't very good. I think it depends on the vid.

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Great images.  Selling off some camera gear and going to put the money towards that ZWO.  I've been using Sharpcap - which I really like - with the Phillips 900 but I notice a lot of planetary folk seem to use Firecapture.  Certainly seems to be a steeper learning curve than for Sharpcap but perhaps a lot more flexible.

 

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1 hour ago, runoffshed said:

Great images.  Selling off some camera gear and going to put the money towards that ZWO.  I've been using Sharpcap - which I really like - with the Phillips 900 but I notice a lot of planetary folk seem to use Firecapture.  Certainly seems to be a steeper learning curve than for Sharpcap but perhaps a lot more flexible.

 

Thanks.  I tried Firecapture first before I moved to Sharpcap, but couldn't get it working in colour.  The imager I bought was the USB 3 version so I'm wondering if this was something to do with it?

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7 hours ago, Astrosurf said:

To be honest, I've just tried stacking a Moon vid I took last night, in AS! and it wasn't very good. I think it depends on the vid.

Alex,  i guess you already know that,  but there's a an option that's better for moon and solar pics. it's the surface radio button.   i used to use the same one as the planets but it always came out blurry. and once i found out about it it changed everything. 

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17 hours ago, Starwiz said:

Thanks for the info.  I did have ago with Autostakkert, but the image came out quite noisy, so maybe I'm doing something wrong?

I tried AS! again last night with pleasing results after I unchecked the image sharpening checkbox before running the processing.

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Thank you Starwiz! It's a beautiful sequence.

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