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oldstargazer
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Jupiter with CPC1100 and Various imagers new
      #5502209 - 11/03/12 11:07 AM Attachment (55 downloads)

This combo worked pretty well at catching the planet and a couple of the nearest moons. Processed capture using the original neximage device with Registax 6 which is no longer saving the zoomed image for some reason so this is as captured.

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Re: Jupiter with CPC1100 and old neximage new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5502278 - 11/03/12 11:53 AM

Ralph, it would appear you have both the Neximage and Neximage 5 cameras....any preference?

I just received the new model but no chances to try it out yet.......I'm obviously hoping it's better than the original!


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oldstargazer
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Re: Jupiter with CPC1100 and old neximage new [Re: herrointment]
      #5502367 - 11/03/12 12:50 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

The new one has better resolution and this image would have been in color but IC capture for some reason defaulted to factory settings when my computer went into hybernate mode. So it seems that IC capture is both good and bad when it comes to this camera. Good in that it gives you lots of control optons but now that I have seen it clear out all the settings I had figured out to make it work correctly just do to hybernation mode I am not so happy with it.

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Re: Jupiter with CPC1100 and old neximage new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5502425 - 11/03/12 01:36 PM

Those are some beautiful shots, Ralph.

The old Neximage was a pretty good entry level camera...same with the SPC900. Then there's the capture program, the stacking program, and the graphics editor. Lots to learn. You either love it or you bail. I'm loving it, but getting used to learning curves. Still looking for a forum for the Neximage 5, not a lot out there so far.

Edited by rg55 (11/03/12 01:37 PM)


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oldstargazer
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Re: Jupiter with CPC1100 and old neximage new [Re: rg55]
      #5502887 - 11/03/12 07:53 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Thanks Richard, I have been spending most of my time using my new modded T2i but since the moon is where it is I had some time. I think I had finally gotten a handle on the dang capture program when the computer went into hybernate mode and wiped it all out. I was on a roll last night since the moon was out there and the winds were out of a direction where I could get some relief from it as well. I captured this with my DBK 21au618 that I finally managed to get after waiting months due to a crazy store with IC before it went belly up on the restart. I had an ir blocking filter on the nose piece for this capture.

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Re: Jupiter with CPC1100 and old neximage new [Re: oldstargazer]
      #5504344 - 11/04/12 06:26 PM

Ralph, have you tried Backyard EOS for your DSLR? Very good application, excellent support, ongoing innovation and improvement.

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Re: Jupiter with CPC1100 and old neximage [Re: rg55]
      #5505325 - 11/05/12 11:55 AM

I use the EOS utility that came with the camera for some things. I have been having so much fun with that modded camera that I haven't done anything with my other imagers in a long time. I entered a picture of the Bubble in this months beginner sketch/image contest, I think it turned out really good.

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