Jupiter

Jupiter

Postby dave.b » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:39 am

Here's my first attempt at Jupiter with my new camera for my telescope. I'm quite pleased with it!
(Details ZWO ASI224MC camera with Celestron 8" Edge HD telescope, no barlow.)
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Re: Jupiter

Postby Gfamily2 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:48 am

Very nice.
Here's mine taken with a £2.99 webcam (lens removed, sensing at the primary image).
Getting focus is an issue.

Jupiter I processed 2.jpg
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Re: Jupiter

Postby ThePeltonian » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:38 am

ooo nice pictures..

Might have a go this evening at Jupiter, need to test out the webcam and get used to the software.
Will post some results (if they are any good)

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Re: Jupiter

Postby dave.b » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:13 pm

I tried it with a Phillips SPC900 webcam and could never get anything worth while. Part of the trouble was the relatively slow frame rate. I guess your £2.99 webcam is a lot more sensitive that the venerable SPC900! (Or at least has a USB 2 interface.)

I'm hoping that the ASI224MC will provide considerable flexibility to earn its keep - especially as its two orders of magnitude more expense!

Anybody for a lightly used SPC900?

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Re: Jupiter

Postby dave.b » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:00 pm

Here's another one from the same session, but a different capture. Note the different position of the GRS. This was made from a 90s 27,000+ frame AVI which I reduced to 5000 frames with PIPP to get Registax to handle it.

I must say that this is the first time I have noticed a really big difference in the application of the Registax wavelet filters to the stacked image; they really help to sharpen and bring out the detail in the image.

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Re: Jupiter

Postby Gfamily2 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:32 pm

I agree about the value of applying wavelets in Registax, which was suggested by someone at our Astro Club.

Here's what I managed to extract from my image above...

Jupiter I processed 3.2.jpg
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I was concerned that maybe applying the wavelets could producing spurious artefacts in the image - but the correspondence between your image and mine suggests that the features are genuine.
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Re: Jupiter

Postby Aratus » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:52 pm

Can I just say how amazed I am with all these photos. The 'Great Red Spot' seems particularly vivid this year. I've only done a couple of images of Jupiter during this apparition, and they have not been in good conditions, but the GRS has been very noticable. I hope to add some decent images soon - when the weather allows!
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