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assasincz

Uranus 2016-09-27

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It has been too long since I contributed anything to the forum, so I thought to share with you my latest try in planetary astrophotography.

Actually it is my first try with SW 300p Goto Flextube dobsonian which I recently acquired. I wanted to try out how the system tracks for webcam astrophotography, which is my second point of interest after visual observing. In short - it tracked quite well - no jerkyness in tracking, very smooth, stable and centred for a long time, and I am also very happy with my old motor focus which helped me out tremendously. The conditions were very poor though, and the resulting picture is heavily post-processed. At least it managed to capture the colour quite nicely.

For caputre, I use a modified Prestigion PWC2 webcam, Baader 2.25x barlow and UV/IR-cut filter. 

You can see the imaging setup in the second picture. 

 

 

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Nice. You have caught it so big. I saw it recently in a small telescope and then it was hardly bigger than a star.

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Nice image. Uranus is a tough target and you've caught it well.

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Good catch, Uranus is well placed at the moment.

Dave

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Excellent shot!

what was the exposure time and how many shots you've made?

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Very nice shot, to my eyes Uranus always seems to come across more green in my scopes, lovely photo!

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