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Hi Keith

I have included the log from Sharpcap at the bootom of the post.

My process is as follows.

I had let the scope cool. I use sharpcap to do the capture as it the software I know.

I leave everything on Auto as it does a pretty good job.

I check the alignment on the camera so it is in a pretty good N/S is up/down orientation

I do a rough focus and then go back and forth a few times with the fine focus to see if I can get the view as sharp as possible.

I usually take 2-3 captures before I check focus again.

I stack in AS!3.

I load the AVI and go through the capture by frame until I see one that appears to have a pretty clear view. I use that as the master.

I put alot of alignment points on the image. The more the merrier is my view.

After stacking I use the best 30-40% as the basis.

I open in registax and mess around withe 1st 3 wavelet sliders. I try to see if it brings out the smaller craters.

I sometimes crop in GIMP or other photo software.

I hope that helps.

Cheers

Ian

 

[ZWO ASI120MC-S]
Debayer Preview=On
Pan=0
Tilt=0
Output Format=AVI files (*.avi)
Binning=1
Capture Area=1280x960
Colour Space=RAW8
Temperature=4.2
High Speed Mode=Off
Overclock=0
Turbo USB=86(Auto)
Flip=None
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Gain=50
Exposure=0.002441
Timestamp Frames=Off
White Bal (B)=95
White Bal (R)=52
Brightness=0
Auto Exp Max Gain=50
Auto Exp Max Exp M S=30000
Auto Exp Target Brightness=100
Mono Bin=Off
Banding Threshold=35
Banding Suppression=0
Apply Flat=None
Subtract Dark=None
#Black Point
Display Black Point=0
#MidTone Point
Display MidTone Point=0.5
#White Point
Display White Point=1
Notes=
TimeStamp=2020-12-24T19:55:42.2085119Z
SharpCapVersion=3.2.6442.0

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On 26/12/2020 at 14:14, lunator said:

Hi Keith

I have included the log from Sharpcap at the bootom of the post.

My process is as follows.

I had let the scope cool. I use sharpcap to do the capture as it the software I know.

I leave everything on Auto as it does a pretty good job.

I check the alignment on the camera so it is in a pretty good N/S is up/down orientation

I do a rough focus and then go back and forth a few times with the fine focus to see if I can get the view as sharp as possible.

I usually take 2-3 captures before I check focus again.

I stack in AS!3.

I load the AVI and go through the capture by frame until I see one that appears to have a pretty clear view. I use that as the master.

I put alot of alignment points on the image. The more the merrier is my view.

After stacking I use the best 30-40% as the basis.

I open in registax and mess around withe 1st 3 wavelet sliders. I try to see if it brings out the smaller craters.

I sometimes crop in GIMP or other photo software.

I hope that helps.

Cheers

Ian

 

[ZWO ASI120MC-S]
Debayer Preview=On
Pan=0
Tilt=0
Output Format=AVI files (*.avi)
Binning=1
Capture Area=1280x960
Colour Space=RAW8
Temperature=4.2
High Speed Mode=Off
Overclock=0
Turbo USB=86(Auto)
Flip=None
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Gain=50
Exposure=0.002441
Timestamp Frames=Off
White Bal (B)=95
White Bal (R)=52
Brightness=0
Auto Exp Max Gain=50
Auto Exp Max Exp M S=30000
Auto Exp Target Brightness=100
Mono Bin=Off
Banding Threshold=35
Banding Suppression=0
Apply Flat=None
Subtract Dark=None
#Black Point
Display Black Point=0
#MidTone Point
Display MidTone Point=0.5
#White Point
Display White Point=1
Notes=
TimeStamp=2020-12-24T19:55:42.2085119Z
SharpCapVersion=3.2.6442.0

Thanks for this Ian. 

Tonight was my first night with the ASI120, Sharpcap and AS!3, very helpful.

 

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