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Hi guys,

I am a newbie on this forum, this is my first topic here but I would like to show you my recent planetary imaging results. I started to catch the planets with a dedicated planetary camera last month but never thought that a small 4" Maksutov can show such small details. The equpment I used:

  • SW 102/1300 Maksutov
  • 2.25x Q-turret Barlow lens
  • QHY5L-II color camera
  • EQ-3 GOTO mount

All the images were taken on differend countrysides in Hungary. I hope you will like it :)

Also, please share your images taken with similar OTA, I'd like to learn some tricks from others as well :) 

 

Jupiter's 15 minutes of rotation. Captured with Firecapture, processed in AS!3, Registax and WinJUPOS (2020.08.21)

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Saturn, 1 hours stacked with AS!3, processed in Registax (2020.09.05)

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Mars, 3 hours of rotation. Captured with Firecapture, stacked with AS!3, processed in Registax. (2020.08.22)

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Mars again, 5 minutes stacked in AS!3, processed in Registax. You can see also Olympus Mons and Arsia Mons next to the terminator :) (2020.09.05)

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Finally, a result of a Hungarian star party where I learned how to use properly my equipment :) This time I borrowed an ADC for Saturn.

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Great set of images. I love your rotation videos. Very impressive. 

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For 102mm these are excellent!

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Fantastic set of images especially with such modest aperture - nice work!

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Great images, the small Maks are very sharp...

Alan

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Fantastic work! The little mak punches well above it's size in skilled hands.

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Nice 3D feel on Jupiter....Excellent 👍

 

Mark

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