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Jupiter in good seeing, Western Australia


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Jupiter at 9:48pm last night. Conditions good Mandurah Western Australia. Finally some decent seeing! This is the best I've captured this season from the South West of WA.

Captured in SharpCap, Stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets in RegiStax 6, edited in PaintDotNet.

Image was resized in RS6 to 200% with the Mitchell filter, edited, then reduced to 80% of that size. I find this much better than using Drizzle in AS3!

The second image is only a 2 image gif to try and work out what's noise and what's actual gas cloud detail and gifs are not the best way to show this. Each image was about 197kb in size and the two image gif is now 99kb. I'm rethinking my capture settings to try and get the best faint detail while reducing noise. I've dropped gain on the non cooled 224mc to 180, adjusted exposure to around 60 frames per second and dropped the time of the recordings to 2 minutes instead of 3 minutes.

ZWO ASI224MC
Saxon 8" Maksutov, fl 2500mm, f/12.5
SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro

 

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16 hours ago, Aussie Dave said:

Image was resized in RS6 to 200% with the Mitchell filter, edited, then reduced to 80% of that size. I find this much better than using Drizzle in AS3!

Great idea with processing when rescaled than scaling down to control the noise and potentially making the image look sharper... 

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Cheers everyone.

@Pete Presland yes high altitude, good seeing and should be able to resolve some more detail with better seeing although this season has been really bad where I am, the worst planetary season so far. Nothing but thick cloud, high level light misty cloud, jetstream, rain and wind. I may get a chance next week if the sky clears, fingers crossed.

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On 06/07/2019 at 10:56, Aussie Dave said:

Nothing but thick cloud, high level light misty cloud, jetstream, rain and wind. I may get a chance next week if the sky clears, fingers crossed.

Sounds more the UK's conditions than Australia, i though it was "coast to coast blue skies" down there 🙂 

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