Windy, but best Mars yet.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:31 AM
Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:47 AM
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:46 PM
For comparison could you post one or two good unprocessed single frames. I don't normally capture and post process so I can't easily compare your (excellent) image with real time video or my MK1 eyeball impressions.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:32 PM
Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:47 PM
Stellar pics. I am not kidding. That is really remarkable. You need to start selling them. World class stuff, no joke.
Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:09 AM
Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:54 AM
The processed images we often see here depend to a great extent upon the art of the imager. Frame grabs give us a baseline for comparison and a useful approximation of what might be seen in the EP on on the video display.
Once again you did a great job.
Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:43 PM
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:18 PM
Collimation is probably the most important thing. The camera acts like a 3-5mm EP (cant remember) and using a barlow will only multiply your optic issues.
The other is the actual capture settings. I will have to get on my computer and share my log with you for my best capture, as I beat this one already.
Alot of it is seeing, the rest is skill/luck. I have seen some people with unreal images, granted they are usually with C14s and the ASI120MM. But I have been quite proud of what that color cam and an 8" can do.
This is my current best of Mars. And I will add my Saturn from last summer as well.
Wow! That is amazing! I can't wait to see what this thing can do.
I'd love to see what settings you used for FireCapture, as well as AS!2 and Registax. Do you have any presets or anything you can save and share?
Do you collimate with your camera in FireCapture? I tried but I couldn't see the rings clearly enough on the screen to make the adjustments.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:17 PM
As for settings, I can share the logs from FC settings. AS!2 and Registax are kinda variable settings depending on how capturing went.
In Registax, make sure you:
Bring up the Histogram
Move left slider over a little.
Move layer 1 wavelet to 100.
Play with wavelet.
Do RGB alignment.
Play with everything and then move the right slider on the histogram to the left to brighten the image.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:45 PM