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My first attempt with a webcam

Dave Smith

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These were my first attempts with a webcam (SPC900NC). They were in each case using 50 out of 1000 frames with a 2x barlow and 9.25" Celestron SCT.

Any suggestions for improvement in the taking or processing gratefully received.

Captured using K3CCD tools and stacked in Registax 4. A little tweeking in CS2.


Rupes Recta



I can see that there are some burnt out regions and so need to reduce the gain when capturing.

As a first attempt, I am very happy with these but can see that there is plenty of room for improvement.


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Adjust your gain, as you suggested, and increase the number of frames you stack. Depending on the dreaded seeing and my ability to focus I normally would do about 250 out of 1000 or all over 98% quality.

Don't think you've much to do based on those images... Nice!!


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