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I'm pretty new to this whole astrophotography thing, specifically the whole image resolving and stacking part. I've been using registax 6 to edit the videos, and I think I'm pretty much done with an image of Jupiter I've been practicing on from a video of Jupiter I found on the internet. I was wondering what I should do to get rid of those weird ring things around the edge of Jupiter and maybe clean up and sharpen the edges all together. Any other tips you have that could make the image cleaner are very much welcome. Thanks!
this morning i made my first attempt taking a picture of Jupiter.
The hardware i used:
Skywatcher Skymax 127 SW AZ GTI mount Sony A6300 T2 adapter (about 40mm long) 1,25" nosepiece on the adaptor. So camera in prime focus with no barlow, filters,...
Camera settings in manual mode : AWB; Shutter 2,5sec; ISO1600
AWB; 1/3sec ISO100
So, as you can see not that good, a Barlow probably would have been better, but i guess there's more to be done here...
Some tips ?
I am in the process of setting up an astrophotography and imaging group just outside Filey in North Yorkshire.
Having recently taken delivery of an observatory together with a fixed pier and currently awaiting a quote for the concrete plinth. I am hoping to break ground next month with the observatory being "functional" by the Summer.
Please note this will NOT be a visual astronomy group as such and instead, will primarily be for astrophotography with the intent of learning and sharing techniques together.
Lots of work ahead and this post is more of a "feeler" to discover nearby interest. I met a wonderful chap in Bridlington around 3 years ago having bought a dual saddle from him but sadly, cannot remember his name or exact location as a hard drive crash meant I lost all contact details. It is knowing someone like this relatively close by who could assist with the "little things" like EQMod, oversee the pier placement (before I cement the bolts in incorrectly), drift alignment .... ie someone who has already been through the initial stages.
My end goal will be one of fully remoting the observatory and this may even progress to remote sessions over the internet. I do like a good challenge
I will be charting progress in a blog on my homepage.
ps with huge thanks to York Astronomical Society for their help and advise getting me this far
My recently acquired CCD imaging kit is all very lovely, except, I don't want to keep dismantling it in order for the scope to fit back in it's case and stored indoors between sessions. i thought I'd come up with the perfect solution, but *apparently* leaving it on the dining table isn't a viable option . So what do you guys do? Put up with disassembly, make/buy a bigger box, or something way more clever that I haven't yet considered?