We've finally had some clear nights that have allowed me to image Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars in the early AM. So, yesterday I took a bit of a chance and got out my 9.25" EdgeHD hoping for clear skies and at least decent seeing conditions.
As it turned out the seeing conditions on the morning of July 6, 2020 were merely okay, but at least the skies stayed clear until Jupiter and Saturn got near to a whopping 35 to 36 degrees in altitude (and right over my neighbor's hot roof, we've had 90F degree daytime temperatures and I'm surrounded by nothing but houses, asphalt, and concrete).
In addition to the EdgeHD I used an Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow (working at a measured 1.7X, a bit short of my desire), a ZWO ADC, and a QHY5III-178C camera. Image capture was done using SharpCap with image processing in AutoStakkert!, Registax, and Photoshop CC2019. I captured ten to twenty thousand frames for each sequence and processed the best 10% (approximately) for each planet. There are some additional sequences on Jupiter that I may combine with WinJUPOS and I'm hoping that will give a better result on the "king" (although with the Red Spot right on the limb of Jupiter that combination may not work very well).
I have some yet unprocessed wide field images that include several of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (I tried for Phobos and Demos on Mars but I think that failed). I may combine those with the images of Jupiter and Saturn to produce a "family" portrait.
Edited by james7ca, 07 July 2020 - 02:42 AM.