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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5557103 - 12/06/12 09:05 AM

A couple of pics from earlier this week, both taken with my IS DBK618 cam. Captured with IC Capture, cropped/centered in Castrator, stacked in AS!2 and wavelets in R6; no further processing done.

C6SGT at f/30 (4500mm):


AT72ED at f/36 (2580mm):


The scopes share a dual saddle on my CG5 mount so getting shots thru both was fairly quick and painless.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: kbev]
      #5558843 - 12/07/12 08:42 AM Attachment (125 downloads)

This thread inspired me to use a Takahashi TS-40 afocally with a 7mm ep. I got about a hundred frames stacked in AviStack2 and no additional processing. Nearly broke my neck trying to point the thing almost straight up while lying on the grass. I think one can see a hint of something.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5559919 - 12/07/12 08:26 PM

Captured with celestron 5i and canon 3T stacked in registax6

My best so far but still trying.
Be Well
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Edited by Greyhaven (12/07/12 08:30 PM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #5563247 - 12/09/12 10:19 PM

This thread and Mert's photo had me going back through the captures I did with my 6" newt and webcam. I knew I had some pretty decent images, but couldnt remember if they could compare with anything I get with my 8" now. Went back through my Flickr account and I did have some really good images with my 6", and although it isn't from this year, I have to say it is some of my best.

This is from August of 2010 with my C6-N + SPC900NC:


Jupiter 8/7/10 8:20UT by zAmb0ni, on Flickr

Also, here is a link to an animation from the same night.

I'm pretty sure that I did the stacking in registax, going to see if I still have the videos on my hard drive and try stacking them in AS2! to see if there is any improvement.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5563739 - 12/10/12 08:46 AM

Hi zAmbonii,

Great image you uploaded here, that 6" of you sure
performs great!
Maybe I just got lucky with the result posted in my
other thread, I'll do some more avi's maybe tonight when
I get home and post an image in this thread as well!


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Mert]
      #5563841 - 12/10/12 09:47 AM

This is I guess my best Jupiter from 2011 when I used to have a 6" Meade (LS6 ACF).



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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5564824 - 12/10/12 08:18 PM

Great shot Paul, love that composition! What's the focal ratio on that scope?

Clear Skies,
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5564829 - 12/10/12 08:21 PM

Dive on in Darryl, the water's fine! I'd like to see what your 5" and new CMOS cam could do...

Clear Skies,
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: kbev]
      #5564835 - 12/10/12 08:23 PM

Super shot from that C6SGT Kevin

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: flava]
      #5564839 - 12/10/12 08:25 PM

What a bunch of cool pix you folks are posting! Big kudos to zA and flava...magnificent work there

Clear Skies,
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5564853 - 12/10/12 08:33 PM Attachment (140 downloads)

Too much fun to not play, especially since I'm still socked in. Here is another from 10 November 2012 at 07-50-43 UT with the SW100ED at f/36 (Siebert 4x Barlow) with the DBK21AU618...

Clear Skies,
Brian

Edited by BKBrown (12/10/12 08:34 PM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5564859 - 12/10/12 08:37 PM

Very nice Brian! On a side note if you don't mind, how would you rate the Siebert 4X barlow? I've heard some good things about the Siebert optics, they appear anyway to be good bargains.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5565350 - 12/11/12 02:45 AM

Quote:

What a bunch of cool pix you folks are posting! Big kudos to zA and flava...magnificent work there




Thx! I went back and I still did have the .avi from that capture and tried restacking it and didn't get anything better. Guess my processing hasn't really changed much in 2 yrs! .

Funny thing about the video is that I have no clue just how I nailed focus. There really wasn't a feature big enough to really focus on. At least with my 8" I can find *something* to use as a reference to try and get focus. I think that is one of the problems with getting a really good image from a small bore scope on planets, it is tough to get the right focus because the target is usually too small. I did have the advantage of a dual speed crayford on my reflector.

I should have a dual crayford her by Friday at least for my 8". I really hope that it will help on that scope. Not sure when my new camera will arrive though.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5565357 - 12/11/12 03:07 AM Attachment (120 downloads)

Here's my attempt tonight...MN61 with a Klee 2.8x and ToUcam Pro.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Ricky]
      #5565649 - 12/11/12 10:07 AM

Quote:

Great shot Paul, love that composition! What's the focal ratio on that scope?




Orion Apex, f13, 90mm x 1250mm, 1.5x piggy back barlow...Thanks, Brian

Paul


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5566120 - 12/11/12 03:11 PM

Another one from 2011 with the 6" Meade LS6. Good seeing.



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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5566337 - 12/11/12 05:28 PM

Quote:

Very nice Brian! On a side note if you don't mind, how would you rate the Siebert 4X barlow? I've heard some good things about the Siebert optics, they appear anyway to be good bargains.

Glenn




Thanks Glenn! I really like Harry Siebert's gear, it's well made and has some of the nicest glass I have ever seen. Not everyone cares for the minimalist feel of his Barlows and eyepieces; his stuff is very light in weight compared to other equipment, but I like it. My imaging case currently has the 1.75x, 4x, and Multi-1.5x to 3.5x Barlows from Siebert, and they get a lot of use...

Clear Skies,
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Ricky]
      #5566341 - 12/11/12 05:31 PM

Very nice Ricky, you caught some cool detail. Any chance you could lighten it up a bit? It is very dark on my screen...thanks

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5566351 - 12/11/12 05:35 PM

Thanks Brian! I just posted a more "seeable" version of this image in a separate thread.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: Ricky]
      #5566408 - 12/11/12 06:26 PM Attachment (130 downloads)

All published so far are great images, hat off for all
of you!

Here is my attempt as promised, eventhough my laptop
crashed and I lost nearly 27 avi's.
Here is 1 I could save from that drive, stacked with AS!2
wavelets with Registax, nothing more.
Taken with my 6" MAk, TV x2 barlow and the DFK21 @15fps
at aprox. 4200mm FL.
Too bad all my avi's are gone, now restoring my laptop.
BTW, due to filelimit size this is a jpg version, the
other version 390kB is much nicer.


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