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Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less

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#2501 YossiZ

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 12:43 AM

I had another planetary session last night in good conditions, mostly visual. I also took some images of Jupiter at around 41° elevation. This one turned out the best. Click for image gallery higher resolution.

ASICap: RAW8, 5ms, 310 gain, 600x600, 18,000 frames, 90s
AS3: best 40%, RGB align
RS: wavelets, RGB balance, saturation
Cropped to 400x400

Edit: replaced with a link due to size limitations

https://www.cloudyni...-wav2-bal-sat4/

Edited by YossiZ, 29 September 2021 - 08:51 AM.

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#2502 Bob Campbell

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 08:31 PM

Thanks!

 

Here are the camera settings I used:

 

[ZWO ASI290MC]
Debayer Preview=On
Pan=360
Tilt=230
Output Format=AVI files (*.avi)
Binning=1
Capture Area=544x548
Colour Space=RAW8
Temperature=36.2
High Speed Mode=On
Turbo USB=100(Auto)
Flip=None
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Gain=350
Exposure=0.005968
Timestamp Frames=Off
White Bal (B)=95
White Bal ®=52
Brightness=1
Auto Exp Max Gain=300
Auto Exp Max Exp M S=30000
Auto Exp Target Brightness=100
Mono Bin=Off
Banding Threshold=35
Banding Suppression=0
Apply Flat=None
Subtract Dark=None
#Black Point
Display Black Point=0
#MidTone Point
Display MidTone Point=0.5
#White Point
Display White Point=1
Notes=
TimeStamp=2021-08-02T06:53:57.2471786Z
SharpCapVersion=3.2.6482.0

For those who have not noticed this, DanBorja did share his sharpcap settings for his asi290 with the forum. His work is the gold standard, IMO, at least in the small bore space. Now the challenge is finding the equivalent settings for each of our cameras!

 

CS Bob


Edited by Bob Campbell, 29 September 2021 - 08:34 PM.

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#2503 DrEddieAust

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 08:52 PM

My first small bore Jupiter post.

Using my Evo 6, asi290mc, 2x Barlow, captured in Firecapture - good seeing.

From Brisbane, Australia

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#2504 Sinemetu63

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 01:55 AM

A couple of shots from the 9/30 and 10/1. Seeing continues to be poor (also transparency on the second day) but I have to live with that so I just go on taking pictures every time the weather is not awfull. I still have a looong way to go in learning to image decently so it's all experience.

Both pictures are quite noisy, only around 2000 frames stacked, and the second a bit dark, although faithfull to the transparency condition. I've been trying to use the Default wavelet at 1 step increment instead of Gaussian  on RS6 and it seems to work in boosting details, although it is easy to overdo.

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Paolo

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Edited by Sinemetu63, 02 October 2021 - 06:01 AM.

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#2505 YossiZ

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 04:48 AM

Not the best result due to seeing conditions, but double transits doesn't happen everyday.

Last night at 39° altitude, 5ms, 310 gain, 30% out of 18000, AS3, RS6.

 

‏‏2021 10 04 1938 3 CapObj RAW8 5ms G310 30P 17998 Algn lapl4 ap67 RS wav2 Bal sat4 C

 


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#2506 Bob Campbell

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 06:27 PM

Not the best result due to seeing conditions, but double transits doesn't happen everyday.

Last night at 39° altitude, 5ms, 310 gain, 30% out of 18000, AS3, RS6.

 

Very cool. Io looks to have coloration and surface features!

 

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 10:15 PM

I had all of about 5 minutes to get this done while the clouds parted, but a tree was in the approaching path.  Bresser 127 mak and 290m camera.  I don’t think I even got focus right.

 

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 08:28 AM

October 6 2021. Excellent seeing for a change.

Used my 6 inch F8 APM refractor with a zWO 224MC one shot color imager, 2 barlows to give 3.1X and a Baader contrast booster filter.

Processed with Autostakkert, Astra Image and registax.

About 650 frames in the original AVI

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Edited by altair1956, 07 October 2021 - 08:29 AM.

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#2509 Toddeo

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:14 PM

Had a chance to take out the SV 102 Access on a Evolution mount. Each capture consists of 6000 frames. Cameras used: Zwo ASI124MC-S, ASI178MC. Captured using SharpCap, Stacked with AS!3, and processed with Registax6. Seeing was above average.

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 03:29 PM

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/oofclu/0/

 

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 03:31 PM

Had a chance to take out the SV 102 Access on a Evolution mount. Each capture consists of 6000 frames. Cameras used: Zwo ASI124MC-S, ASI178MC. Captured using SharpCap, Stacked with AS!3, and processed with Registax6. Seeing was above average.

This are amazing shots! And from a 4"! Great job.
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#2512 Toddeo

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 05:39 PM

Thanks, YeloSub!



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Posted 13 October 2021 - 09:49 PM

Thanks, YeloSub!

Yes, those are really, really good!! That scope seems like it's getting it done!

 

V/R

 

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 01:13 AM

Here is my latest image of Jupiter, with Io's shadow transiting and Io off to the left, after having already transited. Red Spot emerging on right. Excellent seeing, despite 20mph winds.

 

XX14g masked down to 5.75" @ F/22.6

ASI533MC Pro camera + 2" 2X barlow

SharpCap 4.0 Pro

1/60", 455 gain, 1x1 Bin, 752 x 752 ROI, 13955 frames, best 20% from Autostakkert!3 and Registax 6.01

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#2515 DrEddieAust

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 03:48 AM

Recent clear sky imaging of Jupiter - with Io and it's shadow transiting.  With 6SCT, asi290mc, 2x Barlow using firecapture, pipe, autostakkert and registax

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 09:48 AM

Nice capture!  DrEddieAust!


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 12:40 PM

Recent clear sky imaging of Jupiter - with Io and it's shadow transiting.  With 6SCT, asi290mc, 2x Barlow using firecapture, pipe, autostakkert and registax

Nice! To my eye, Io (not the shadow)  has coloration variations, as well as a 3d-like effect. Bob


Edited by Bob Campbell, 14 October 2021 - 12:41 PM.

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#2518 Sinemetu63

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 04:51 AM

In this turbolent autumn I can't get anything better than this...frown.gif

Mak 127 2x barlow, 118 fps, 4500 frames.

CS Paolo

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 04:15 PM

Tonight a small window of slightly better seeing. Io shadow transit.

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 12:58 PM

I'm a little late to the party.. but here are a couple shots of Jupiter taken with a cell phone thru my Stellarvue 130 ED Triplet [SVA130T].

Minor edits to contrast.

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#2521 Sinemetu63

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 01:49 AM

Last night jupiter. Not so bad seeing, certainly not a masterpiece but probably one of my best picture of the season so far.

Low transparency , FPS 93, 2500 frames stacked.

CS

Paolo

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Edited by Sinemetu63, 18 October 2021 - 01:51 AM.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 12:12 PM

Last night jupiter. Not so bad seeing, certainly not a masterpiece but probably one of my best picture of the season so far.

Low transparency , FPS 93, 2500 frames stacked.

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Paolo

This is a more detailed color image than I've been able to obtain with significantly larger instruments. Complimenti! 

 

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#2523 RickD_99

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 04:02 PM

Europa=>Jove=>Io on 17OCT2021 in kinda craptacular seeing with my C6...

 

Image Train: C6=>GSO barlow lens assembly (1.5X)=>ZWO UV/IR Cut Filter=>ZWO ASI290MC OSC cam

 

Software Flow: FireCapture (1936x1096 ROI)=>PIPP=>AS!3=>RS6 (RGB Balance)=>AstraImage (Deconvolution/Wavelet Sharpening)=>GIMP (Color Saturation/Image Levels)

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#2524 Sinemetu63

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 06:20 AM

This is a more detailed color image than I've been able to obtain with significantly larger instruments. Complimenti! 

 

George

Thank you George smile.gif

A lucky one...more like it.

Anyhow the 127 mak is a nice little scope, actually with planets it works better than my  8" SC, at least under the average seeing conditions here in MIlan.

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Paolo 


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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:55 PM

Jupiter with a maksutov 127 with horrible seeing.... But with a companion.

 

 

GIF and more images: https://www.astrobin.com/22c0yw/0/

 

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