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hi

Got my webcam up and working ok and managed to get this which im quite pleased with for my first go but would really like some advice

I used registax 5 but didn’t really have a clue so just used all the default and auto settings to get me through is there anything on there that I should really be changing from default/auto etc to give me a few more options etc they may allow me to bring out better detail etc

Any advice no matter how small would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

Kevin

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Second one looks like you've gone too far up with the wavelets, the first one will improve a LOT if on the wavelets page you tamper with the contrast and brightness setting and on the final tab, ramp up the saturation a little. it's obvious that your capture has caught quite a bit of detail but your processing needs a little practice, that's potentially a 'good un' for a webcam shot.

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First image is excellent with lots of detail, how long was the capture as if it is too long you will get smudging as Jupiter rotates quickly.

John.

Thanks John

I think it was only about 45s at 15fps but as TopHouse said i need to sort the processing side out and i was also using a 3x barlow which i think maybe to much beans i need to get a 2x as well i think

Thanks

Kevin

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IMHO the first image is way better.

That's a cracking Jupiter image - full stop. For a first try it's outstanding. I think the 3 x barlow is just fine.

If you want to enhance it a bit, I'd darken the background and increase the contrast a bit. If you don't mind I've had a little play with it and come up with this.

In photoshop, I

- darken the background ('levels' command)

- Increased the colour saturation a bit

- Shifted to colour balance to make it slightly less blue

All three of these function can be carried out in Registax, although they have different names.

In Registax 5, I used RGB align tool to get rid of the red fringe (bottom) and blue fringe (top)

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when capturing images i find that 5 fps or 10 maximum is the best, if you go more the data gets compressed using the usb lead also the image can get darker,

so try 5 first,

when you`ve loaded the image data select a good shot by clicking on each until one looks the best,

also set to 85% maximum as you don`t need the rubbish shots and don`t forget to limit the amount,

great first try though, alot better than my first effort,

well done.

also think theres a sticky somewhere on here about using webcams for imaging

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IMHO the first image is way better.

That's a cracking Jupiter image - full stop. For a first try it's outstanding. I think the 3 x barlow is just fine.

If you want to enhance it a bit, I'd darken the background and increase the contrast a bit. If you don't mind I've had a little play with it and come up with this.

In photoshop, I

- darken the background ('levels' command)

- Increased the colour saturation a bit

- Shifted to colour balance to make it slightly less blue

All three of these function can be carried out in Registax, although they have different names.

In Registax 5, I used RGB align tool to get rid of the red fringe (bottom) and blue fringe (top)

Thanks Michael

That looks much better

I do like the image size the 3x barlow give's so once I have got a little better with the capture setting and processing side I may be able to get more detail to show

I did another try without out the barlow which I also posted and that although much smaller was much better

Thanks

Kevin

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when capturing images i find that 5 fps or 10 maximum is the best, if you go more the data gets compressed using the usb lead also the image can get darker,

so try 5 first,

when you`ve loaded the image data select a good shot by clicking on each until one looks the best,

also set to 85% maximum as you don`t need the rubbish shots and don`t forget to limit the amount,

great first try though, alot better than my first effort,

well done.

also think theres a sticky somewhere on here about using webcams for imaging

Thx Red dwalf

I since read somewhere on net that 5/10 fps is best for capturing more detail so I shall try that next time and im also finding my way around the registax a bit more now so hopefully should have a little better result next time

I do love trying the imaging but its really eating up all my visual time :blob10:

Thanks

Kevin

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With an SPC900 you want to be looking at keeping same barlow in, run at 10 FPS, alter shutter speed and gain (leave gamma and brightness alone!) until you get a fair image, concentrate on focus, I mean REALLY be fussy about focus, then run for approx 90 seconds or 1000 frames. Then play with the registax.

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With an SPC900 you want to be looking at keeping same barlow in, run at 10 FPS, alter shutter speed and gain (leave gamma and brightness alone!) until you get a fair image, concentrate on focus, I mean REALLY be fussy about focus, then run for approx 90 seconds or 1000 frames. Then play with the registax.

Thx TopHouse

I shall try all that next time im out

Very helpfull thx

Kevin

Very good first shot. Lots of great detail in there. Cheers for sharing it with us.

Thx TheThing

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