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#1 Sunspot

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:09 PM

Hi all,

 

Here are Jupiter images from October 1 in poor seeing.

 

http://www.sunspot51...48_RGB_pmax.jpg

 

Paul M.


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:40 AM

I'm on the verge of getting back into this hobby after a 10 year or so hiatus.  When I used to image, it was difficult to get color images of planets... it was a lot of trouble and you had to use R, G, B filters and combine the results to achieve color.  Color CCD/CMOS cameras for astrophotography were expensive or hard to come by then.  I am amazed at the results people get in color now.... presumably using color cameras.  I'd be interested in knowing, if that is true, what the nicer ones are and what they cost these days.  By the way, brilliant effort for poor seeing conditions.  Rick


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 05:26 PM

I'm on the verge of getting back into this hobby after a 10 year or so hiatus.  When I used to image, it was difficult to get color images of planets... it was a lot of trouble and you had to use R, G, B filters and combine the results to achieve color.  Color CCD/CMOS cameras for astrophotography were expensive or hard to come by then.  I am amazed at the results people get in color now.... presumably using color cameras.  I'd be interested in knowing, if that is true, what the nicer ones are and what they cost these days.  By the way, brilliant effort for poor seeing conditions.  Rick

Hi Rick, I reckon the best "bang for buck" planetary camera is the ZWO ASI224MC. It's a one shot colour camera, costs about US$250 and a lot of the planetary imagers here use it, even on larger 14" SCT scopes. If you like mono, then the ASI290MM is also commonly used.

https://astronomy-im...anetary-cameras

 

Have a look at some of the best examples I've ever seen using these cameras on Darryl's (aka Kokatha man) website here.

http://www.momilika.net/

https://astronomy-im...iew-darryl.html

 

Andrew


Edited by Tulloch, 13 October 2019 - 06:30 PM.



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