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My Best DSLR Planetary of 2018

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#1 BQ Octantis

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:44 AM

I'm still trying to wrap up my planetary captures so I can go back to DSOs…the Southern Hemisphere awaits! Yet here I am again, now with some color on Venus even…

 

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I can't help but marvel at the fact that hours and hours of capture, gigabytes of data, days and days of processing, and 5 months of learning can all be boiled down to a single frame of 230 kB of data…

 

Cheers,

BQ


Edited by BQ Octantis, 10 August 2018 - 10:16 AM.

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#2 AKHalea

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:35 AM

Wonderful images! I am stunned by the amount of detail you are able to get on Jupiter & Saturn. What gear did you use for these images? Thanks for sharing ..... Anil



#3 BQ Octantis

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:03 AM

Wonderful images! I am stunned by the amount of detail you are able to get on Jupiter & Saturn. What gear did you use for these images? Thanks for sharing ..... Anil

Thanks, mate! Now I feel like I'm compiling the credits for a movie…

 

Hardware & software details are as follows:

Cheers,

BQ


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#4 elwaine

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:49 AM

Amazing! So much detail wrung out of a 7" telescope. Your devotion to the art/hobby and your long hours of hard work definitely paid off. Truly inspirational. 

 

Thanks for sharing.



#5 BQ Octantis

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 03:14 AM

Amazing! So much detail wrung out of a 7" telescope. Your devotion to the art/hobby and your long hours of hard work definitely paid off. Truly inspirational. 

 

Thanks for sharing.

Larry,

 

Thanks for the kind words, mate! I had a lot of good feedback on these forums to help identify many of the parameters for experimentation…

 

BQ




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