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Last hurrah for my SLR Part 2 (Jupiter 19 August)

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#1 Tulloch

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:55 PM

Getting out the DSLR for possibly the last time, I had a go a Jupiter also. Unfortunately Jupiter rises so early now, by the time I got home and set up the scope, it had already gone through the zenith and was now sitting over Melbourne city and falling fast, which always affects the end result. Anyway, I got one run in before pointing at Saturn and this is the result. Planet 50% larger than captured.

 

Andrew

 

Imaging details: Celestron Evolution 6" SCT @ f26 with 2x Barlow, Canon 700D DSLR, 10000 frames at 20 fps, pre-aligned in PIPP, field rotation removed in WinJupos, 25% stacked in AS!3 with 3x drizzle, sharpened in Registax, final touches in Photoshop Elements.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:46 PM

Awesome and a DSLR to boot
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:29 PM

Have fun with that new planetary cam!  :)


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#4 Tulloch

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:12 PM

Have fun with that new planetary cam!  smile.gif

Thanks - I might need to ask you some questions about FireCapture soon - it's a whole new world ...

 

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:14 AM

Very nice outcome! Sad to see you go to the Dark Side…but looking forward to seeing the results!

 

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:22 AM

Very nice outcome! Sad to see you go to the Dark Side…but looking forward to seeing the results!

 

BQ

Yeah, sorry BQ, looks like you're on your own again now. I did enjoy squeezing as much as I could out of the 700D, but I didn't think I could progress any further with it. After seeing what Foc was able to achieve with the jetstream over 70 m/s (unheard of with the SLR), and what Tom Glenn was getting with a 6" Newtonian, I just figured I'd give it a go. I got a tax refund which covered the cost and they were on special at the moment at BinTel, so the planets just aligned (so to speak). Hopefully by the time Mars and the rest of the planets come around again next year, I'll have my technique down pat with the 224.

 

Of course, if you keep posting images like the ones you've been doing recently, I may have to go back to the Canon smile.gif.

 

Andrew



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:40 AM

Andrew will have helped inspire many other DSLR users to do some astrophotography with his great images. And I am sure Andrew will still find the camera valuable for color checks of the planets, wide view images of the planets and perhaps following BQ into the larger universe of  DSO imaging.  And since the basic planetary ZWO or similar cameras are not very expensive (certainly not; if compared to a useful DSLR), you will not lose much money if you change your mind!


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:20 AM

Yeah, sorry BQ, looks like you're on your own again now. I did enjoy squeezing as much as I could out of the 700D, but I didn't think I could progress any further with it. After seeing what Foc was able to achieve with the jetstream over 70 m/s (unheard of with the SLR), and what Tom Glenn was getting with a 6" Newtonian, I just figured I'd give it a go. I got a tax refund which covered the cost and they were on special at the moment at BinTel, so the planets just aligned (so to speak). Hopefully by the time Mars and the rest of the planets come around again next year, I'll have my technique down pat with the 224.

 

Of course, if you keep posting images like the ones you've been doing recently, I may have to go back to the Canon smile.gif.

Andrew will have helped inspire many other DSLR users to do some astrophotography with his great images. And I am sure Andrew will still find the camera valuable for color checks of the planets, wide view images of the planets and perhaps following BQ into the larger universe of  DSO imaging.  And since the basic planetary ZWO or similar cameras are not very expensive (certainly not; if compared to a useful DSLR), you will not lose much money if you change your mind!

I've totally been inspired by both of you! Planetary imaging has indeed only been a secondary pursuit for me—I bought the Mak and the orthoscopic eyepiece set specifically for eyeballing planets, and it was only by chance that a colleague put me onto Live View capture. But it's been fun experimenting and bouncing ideas off others to constantly learn and improve. Cheers!

 

BQ


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:02 AM

Thanks both for those kind comments, like you I started wanting to look at the planets by eye, but now I like to look at images of the planets that I've taken and processed myself. I had never heard of lucky imaging at the start of the year, and had no idea what an impact it could make to this sort of photography, but I'm hooked now smile.gif.

 

I still plan to do some side-by-side comparisons of the SLR vs ASI, as best as I can get. As you know, seeing changes minute to minute, but I would like to compare the results on a really still night just to see what the differences are between the two cameras, hopefully I will get a chance soon. I expect that the ASI will have a big advantage in less than ideal seeing, just reading what Darryl went through recently taking super high quality images in high winds gives me cause to believe that the ASI with its high frame rate can be used more often with greater success than the DSLR. Even in light winds the images from my DSLR suffer.

 

Foc, I may come looking for advice on what settings to use in FireCapture soon, it's a whole new set of options for me now confused1.gif .

 

Thanks again,

 

Andrew




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