Then I got a Canon 1000d(XS) and the 1st vid I took of Saturn was better then all my point n shoots, but it was still grainy and a little blurry. I was really happy to get a decent image scale though!
Well now into the Jup season and still grainy and blurry. I see better DSLR pics and what am I missing?
I use a cheap 2x barlow with a steadypix adapter in front of the camera sensor. If I remove the barrel of the barlow I can move the lens really close to the sensor and get less mag, which gives a brighter image but not really more detail. I have learned that if I use the barlow at the "regular" distance so I have about 5000 FL (10"sct is native 2500fl), I get much better results, because I can shrink the image to 70% and it looks better than the "barlow lens closer" images at the same scale.
But at that scale the resulting image is very noisy and blurry, the colors don't look good and it's very dim.
Am I underexposed? I use EOS Mov Rec and a laptop, I set the exposure to where I can see detail and focus, but it's kinda dim, if I up the exposure I can't see detail on the planet anymore. EOS Mov Rec settings are something like ISO 1600 and 1/5th sec exposure - 21 fps.
Here is a single frame from the avi