Ralph For deep space objects, bigger is better.. 10 dob XT10, C8 OTA my new favorite, C6RGT, Omni XLT 150R, Nexstar 80gt, Canon T2i Brent Oliver mod, Canon T3i
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Quote:I'm not too familiar with that particular camera, but the guidelines for applying it to planetary photography should be similar to those for the more popular Canon range:1. Capture as many frames as you can in a short time - this essentially means using a video mode, if the camera has one. You need a LOT of frames to combat the noise inherent in DSLR short, low-light exposures. When I say a lot, I mean ideally a thousand or more.2. If using a video mode, try to pick the one with the least compression and highest frame rate. For example, the Canon 60D has a mode where it will use only the middle 640 x 480 pixels, but will record at 60fps.
Quote:3. Try to get a large image scale on your chip. f25 or even f35 is not unreaasonable.
Quote:4. Pick off, align and stack the best frames using AS!2 or a similar utility5. Gently enhance in Registax to bring the detail out of the noise6. Use something else (PS, Gimp, etc.) to deconvolve and blur/mask to reduce noise and enhance edge detail.With a C11, you should most definitely be able to get something like this: