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Jupiter & GRS #1


tooth_dr
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I spent a hour last night waiting for the planet to clear the tree next door, and wasn't surprised how poor the view was, as the telescope was practically horizontal at half eleven last night. I retired to bed for a few hours and I got up at 3:50am to try to catch the planet a bit higher.

Boy what a difference!

I tried no barlow, 2x, 3x, and 5x, with both my mono and colour toucam. I'd had so much fun I filled my hard drive and had to delete stuff last night!

Here is a quick process using the colour toucam and a 2x barlow, through the 250px newt, done at 5:30am whilst finishing up.

I should have more later on today, and I need to go out to the obs pc and process them.

Jupiter-x2-colour.jpg

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Yeah thats the one. I hadn't tried it on the planets until now, but it seems to perform well. I've a laser collimator coming today, so itll be interesting to see how well I've managed to do it with a film cannister up until now.

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Combined mono and colour, certainly rotates faster than I thought!

Jupiter-x2-finished.jpg

I tried to process a few more but keep getting a pronounced onion ring effect around them. I'll have a look on the web for some help with the processing

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I had onion rings too...solved the problem with the de-ringing/noise option on the wavelets page of registax. Though it will soften the image somewhat.

Collimation can't be far off judging by the sharpness of those moons. I'm considering the skywatcher 250 auto Dob so am very curious about your work ;)

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It took a bit of getting used to the 10" equatorial mounted, and I nearly 'regretted' it at the start, but given how well it performs and the price, I'm very very happy with this scope. The only mod I did was fit a computer PC fan to the back of the mirror, but that was easy as the holes etc are all aready there, you just need a fan some bolts and a few washers.

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