Saturn from May 26th 13 / 7th June 13

Saturn from May 26th 13 / 7th June 13

Postby trevorn » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:28 pm

Hi,

Just starting out on the imaging front, this an image I took on 26th May.

Celestron C6 SGT / CG-5
QHY5L-II

1000 Frames sorted in PIPP and stacked/processed in Registax 6 and finial tidy in PS Elements.

Image

I actually stacked all 1000 frames here so maybe can be improved by just taking the best 80% or so.

I had tried a few times before but focus seemed to be my issue, spent a while getting focus this time on a nearby start using a bahtinov mask and bahtinov grabber.

Thanks
Last edited by trevorn on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Saturn from May 26th 13

Postby tich » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:35 pm

That's a cracking image better than what I've managed to get with mine.
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Re: Saturn from May 26th 13

Postby Astro Chav » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:06 am

I could say a lot of it is down to the QHY series of cameras but, even with good equipment, a lot of skill is needed to obtain an image like this. Well done.
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Re: Saturn from May 26th 13

Postby trevorn » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:18 pm

Hi,

Managed to get some time on Friday (7th) evening so had another go at Saturn, took 5 captures 4 at 2000 frames and 1 at 7000 frames.

This image is from the 7000 capture, run though PIPP to get the best 6000 and these feed in RS6 and stacked the best 3000 - final finsh and crop in PS elements.

Taken on C6-SGT with QHY5L-II this time using the IR Cut filter that comes with the camera.

Image

I tend to process a little heavily so this image is from the same capure but just processed using R6, best 3000 from 7000 but held off of the processing...

Image

Thanks

Trevor
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Re: Saturn from May 26th 13 / 7th June 13

Postby smerral1 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:30 pm

These are excellent shots Trevor. ;) Personally I don't find a bahtinov helps that much with planetary; I find just tweaking the focus works best in practice. The major factor is seeing.
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