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Jupiter in a Q7 with nice seeing

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#1 JonH

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:37 AM

Poked my head outside to have a look at the conditions and found a still night with nice transparency. Put the trusty 1960s Q7 onto an EQ6 and shot some short videos. Very happy with the results! I dont think I have had the seeing to capture Jupiter's storm within a storm to this resolution before. I think I might be able to get a little more clarity if I use winjupos but that may be something for tomorrow.

 

Clear still skies

 

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:39 AM

Splendid! waytogo.gif


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:58 AM

That's a tremendous image for such a dear little scope! Well done.



#4 JonH

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:03 AM

Thanks Happylimpet - this isnt the little 3.5 inch jewel though, its the 7 inch version.

 

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:14 AM

Very nice!



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:22 AM

Very nice.  Could you post more details about the image?  Camera?  Barlow?  Number of images shot and stacked? Stacking software and parameters?


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:23 AM

Yes, give us the details. That is a super image!


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:54 AM

Not sure I’d refer to a Seven as a “dear little scope” unless, of course, you’ve got a Twelve in your backyard. 😂😉👍

Great images...

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:38 PM

Very nice work!!!



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments, I have attached the camera settings below. I shot through the axial port with a 1.8 x barlow. Interestingly using a Barlow at this magnification has caused significant image degradation in the past with this scope. I posted about this a couple of years ago in this forum and Nicholas and Bob suggested it might be amplifying the effects of poor seeing. I think this image would tend to validate their thoughts. I stacked the video in Autostakert! and sharpened/colour balanced with registax 6. Off to work now but will play with winjupos this evening and post again if I get a significant improvement.

 

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[ZWO ASI224MC]
Pan=408
Tilt=244
Output Format=AVI files (*.avi)
Binning=1
Capture Area=488x488
Colour Space=RGB24
Temperature=22.2
Hardware Binning=Off
High Speed Mode=Off
Turbo USB=100(Auto)
Flip=None
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Gain=289
Exposure=0.006995
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
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
TimeStamp=2019-06-18T11:56:51.8416459Z

SharpCapVersion=3.1.5108.0  



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

ps The video was ~3500 frames and I used the best 30% of these.



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:15 PM

That's a tremendous image for such a dear little scope! Well done.

Star Trek: First Contact -Number One to Warf after beaming him and his crew on board the Enterprise (paraphrased of course)

 

Number One: Tough little Questar.

 

Warf: Little?!?

 

Pretty certain Happylimpet didn't see the "7". I haven't had the chance to view Jupiter or Saturn with my new Questar Astro 7 yet, but the best views I've ever had of both planets was with a 1987 Q7 I owned a couple of years ago, which prompted me to get a new one.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:52 AM

Shows all the strange and interesting things going on in the SEB.  Very nice.



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:18 PM

Beautiful image!
Well done!

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 04:10 PM

Fantastic image Jon!



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 06:24 AM

Thanks Jim and Erik! I finally got a minute to myself and derotated the video in Winjupos. Frame alignment looked good but I didnt get a big increase in resolution. Maybe the barges look a little better.

 

Cheers and thanks for the nice comments.

 

Clear skies

 

Jon

 

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