Below is what I ended up when processing your video. There is really not much else you could do with such bad seeing. The MW has been under the jet stream really bad for the past couple of weeks.
I think that your focus was good, but the seeing was particularly bad. For planetary stuff, I have ditched the Bahtinov mask and just tried to get the best focus I can. The last time out I threw on my mask and focused on a star, and with minute movements of my dual speed crayford, I really couldn't tell much difference with the pattern on screen live. If I would have used something like Bahtinov Grabber
, I could notice a difference. Not sure.
I feel more confident in trying to focus on some detail on Jupiter itself, rather then using a mask on a star and then slewing. I also tend to question during a run whether or not focus has shifted, and I'm not going to slew to a star and focus with the mask and then slew back....takes too much time. Rather just use detail on Jupiter for the focus.
Paul has some good advice listed there, but you have to remember one thing. For the most part, if you don't have good seeing, not too many things you can do will improve your images
. When I first started imaging, I was out with my scope on any clear night, and was disappointed with the results, when I finally had a night of good seeing, I knew that there was nothing I was doing wrong, but it was all up to the conditions.
My general rule is try try and get as many frames as I can. For your image scale you were imaging at, 3 minutes should be fine. If you want to see how things are at shorter videos. Take that 3 minute video and split it in half, then process and compare between the two. There really are not hard set rules, but going out on different nights will get you a feel for how good the seeing is and how many frames to stack and how hard to push the processing.
As for judging how seeing might be. I now have three tools that I look at 1) clear sky chart
- find your location and it gives an estimate on how things are forecast. 2) this map plot
- magenta to dark blue good....anything else, not so good
. 3) meteoblue
- I saw someone post something about meteoblue a week or so ago and I'm going to see just how well they predict things.