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#51 JimNaySeeUm

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 07:35 AM

Not great seeing, but here is a few pics from Wednesday night in Texas with my CPC 800

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#52 cdndob

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 01:26 PM

Took these last night with the 8" f4 newt, t2i movie crop mode, 2x barlow w/ extension.

Processing Mars is quite different compared to Jupiter ... need some more time on that.

 

Under processed?

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Next video ... over processed?

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Also, is that a feature on Mars in the top 1/3 near the middle of the pic?

I don't think it's a processing artifact, shows up in all the videos and moves with the rotation.


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#53 JimNaySeeUm

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 03:17 PM

Took these last night with the 8" f4 newt, t2i movie crop mode, 2x barlow w/ extension.

Processing Mars is quite different compared to Jupiter ... need some more time on that.

 

Under processed?

attachicon.gifMars_8909_2.jpg

 

 

Next video ... over processed?

attachicon.gifMars_8911.jpg

 

 

Also, is that a feature on Mars in the top 1/3 near the middle of the pic?

I don't think it's a processing artifact, shows up in all the videos and moves with the rotation.

Your Mars looks very similiar to mine, I probably took mine too early in the night.  I had just finished with Jupiter and Saturn and played around a bit and noticed Mars.  It was only at about 36 degrees, but thought I would try.  Geez it was bouncing all of the place, getting focused was more guess work than skill.


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#54 cdndob

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 03:54 PM

Your Mars looks very similiar to mine, I probably took mine too early in the night.  I had just finished with Jupiter and Saturn and played around a bit and noticed Mars.  It was only at about 36 degrees, but thought I would try.  Geez it was bouncing all of the place, getting focused was more guess work than skill.

Was around 3ish, I had to wait for clear patches between the clouds to get it. IIRC it was around 35 degrees for me.



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Posted 21 August 2020 - 05:00 PM

Yep, looking forward to this opposition with Mars so high in the sky and the better seeing of the warm season to help out imaging during the weeks leading up to opposition.

The time to image Mars is now, before dawn. Don't neglect to look at it too.

 

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 07:00 PM

Making progress.  Just got an ADC and starting to pay more attention to my processing.  Still waiting for my IR cut filter. Maybe that will get the colors to pop more?

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 06:26 PM

Evo 8 @ f/17.5   ASI224MC

 

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 12:42 AM

I’ve only been doing Astrophotography for a month, and these 2 are my best so far.
Jupiter 800iso 1200x800 f700 20200830 22h56m19s6120  version A (3)

Saturn 400iso 1200x800 20200829 22h29m51s L6 ap208 B version (2)

Finding Jupiter to be a huge challenge to develop any detail, but improving over my first effort a month ago. Celestron 8se on an AVX mount. Canon 80D camera.

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 03:14 AM

Equipments used to capture Jupiter & Saturn:

GSO 8" Dobsonian

GSO 2x Barlow

ZWO ASI120MC-S

ZWO ADC

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 07:43 AM

Mars Jupiter and Saturn taken 7-27-2020

Celestron C8   Images taken with a AZI120mc.

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#61 Xyrus

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 08:30 PM

This was not a processed stack, but an extended exposure with a Canon EOS 80D through a Meade LX65 8" SCT. This was a quick "Well why not?" shot I did at the end of an observing session. Not good by any stretch, and you can barely make out Triton. I'm very much looking forward to getting the QHY 462 (supposedly sometime this week).

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 05:07 AM

I took this last weekend using a C8 SCT, 2x TV barlow and ASI462MC. I was happy to have captured ganymede and it's shadow transiting more so than the detail on jupiter smile.gif

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 05:25 AM

There is a suggestion of detail on Ganymede !!??

Cheers Paul


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 06:35 AM

Took these last week with my CPC 800, 2x barlow, ADC and a ZSO 224, IR cut filter


The banding / detail on Saturn is superb for an 8.
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#65 JimNaySeeUm

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 07:33 AM

The banding / detail on Saturn is superb for an 8.

Thanks, that was by far my best seeing year of the night and my best ever Saturn and Jupiter.  I took a few the night before I will add are here that were not bad, but near the quality of those on the first page.  Seeing is really the key.



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:28 AM

This was not a processed stack, but an extended exposure with a Canon EOS 80D through a Meade LX65 8" SCT. This was a quick "Well why not?" shot I did at the end of an observing session. Not good by any stretch, and you can barely make out Triton. I'm very much looking forward to getting the QHY 462 (supposedly sometime this week).

Good job I have tried to find Neptune a couple of times, but not have been able to with my 8", great job.



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 01:51 PM

It is a little challenging since it isn't near anything really notable. There are two magnitude 9 stars, one to it's NNE and one to it's south east that fit in the frame of this camera (without barlow). Aside from the hint of blue, there's little to give it away.

 

Had to confirm by comparing the photo with the frame tool in stellarium to be sure. It would be easier at a dark site since the blue (barely discernible here) would stand out more.

 

I'm expecting the the CH4 filter that comes with the new QHY may make it stand out more from the background stars since Neptune, like Uranus, has a fairly high methane content in it's atmosphere but we'll see. My goal is to image all the planets, including pluto and possibly Ceres with the 8". smile.gif



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Posted 01 September 2020 - 02:07 PM

Mars in mediocre seeing from August 28th with 8" EdgeHD/TV 2.5x powermate/ASI224MC

 

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 09:12 PM

 

Keep in mind these are the absolute cream of the crop. I've photographed the ISS 43 times and these two have noticeably more detail than any of my other ISS photos, including the couple of times I've photographed the station with my new C11. My guess is it's a mix of excellent seeing, the position and lighting on the station, and better than average tracking on my part.

I cannot get past your ISS photo, it is amazing, but also your dedication to getting the shot. Also amazing you got it with a SE mount, what motor speed to using to manually track it ? 

 

 

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 01:02 PM

Was up until 3am getting shots of Mars. 

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 04:18 PM

Here is a Mars image taken with my deforked Celestar C8 and a Neximage 5. Noticed my collimation was off after imaging Jupiter and Saturn and recollimated before Mars. 

 

No barlow.  Seeing was very good for my location.  Some haze but steady.  Also got some nice visual observing and a sketch. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 10:10 PM

I thought I would add a recent shot of mine of Mars taken at 202009081548 UTC:

 

Mars 20200908 03_48_05_lapl4_ap64_x30_3250f_cr.jpg

 

Seeing was about 6-7/10. This is 3250 frames stacked out of 36215 shot at 150 fps (exp 4.0 ms) over 4 minutes.

 

I have deliberately kept the brightness subdued because I have found it helps to limit the rind on the left hand side. Had hoped for a little more detail from this cature (given what I saw on the Laptop screen) but it really is a matter of getting excellent seeing. Actually if I push the wavelet sharpening in Registax6 it will produce a little more detail but the rind becomes very pronounced.

 

I'm really looking forward to one of those sessions where the seeing is so good that you have to debate whether to use wavelet sharpening at all according to some recent discussion! But I don't doubt this because I find the better the seeing is, the less wavelet action seems to be needed.

 

Cheers Paul

 

 


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:27 PM

This is from my first light with the QHY 462c and a ZWO Methane filter. The IR 850 pass and UV-IR cut were as supplied with the camera. I used a Meade LX90 8-in with a Vixen 2x and Tele Vue powermate 2.5x at various stages. The LX90 has never been collimated from the day it was purchased some 10 years ago. I decided to try imaging planets after a 8-year break for various reasons. Things have certainly moved on from the ToUCam.

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:32 PM

Also from first light. I couldn't quite believe that the 8-inch scope could make out the big 4 moons as more than point sources. This is minus any barlow - just LX90 + 462c and Luninance filter with 2000 exposures stacked with Autostakkert and slightly enhanced on Registax.

 

After 8 years of not doing this I am a total newbie again.smile.gif

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:54 PM

This was done with a QHY 5-III 462C and a Meade LX65 8" in near IR. Seeing was bad, but in NIR it mellows out a bit. Stacked with Astrostakkert and processed in Registax.

 

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