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Re: Windy, but best Mars yet. new [Re: Maverick199]
      #6514343 - 05/08/14 04:43 PM

Wow, Matt that frame of Saturn is comparable to some of my images. You must get better seeing down in TX.

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Smittty692k4
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Re: Windy, but best Mars yet. new [Re: hopskipson]
      #6514454 - 05/08/14 05:56 PM

Some nights are better than others... humidity can get really bad some nights.

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mostlyemptyspace
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Re: Windy, but best Mars yet. new [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #6521051 - 05/12/14 01:18 PM

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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.


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Re: Windy, but best Mars yet. new [Re: mostlyemptyspace]
      #6521471 - 05/12/14 05:17 PM

If you collimate with the EP while you are aligning the scope, that will suffice for capture. I have done it in Firecapture before, but it can be extremely frustratinging trying to keep the star in the FOV.

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.


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mostlyemptyspace
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Re: Windy, but best Mars yet. new [Re: Smittty692k4]
      #6521883 - 05/12/14 08:45 PM

Thanks Matt. Next clear night I get I'll give it a shot and share my results with you. Cheers.

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Re: Windy, but best Mars yet. new [Re: mostlyemptyspace]
      #6522067 - 05/12/14 10:35 PM

Oh please do. I am very excited to see how it turns out.

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