Hi there, nice topic header, one that is sure to elict a lot of responses
Firstly, since you are using BackyardEOS and an Canon DSLR, ignore all the comments about using a faster shutter speed, the DSLR cannot handle it. Canon DSLRs in LiveView mode take frames at 30fps, all the LiveView preview settings do (ISO 1600 1/10 sec etc) is simulate what the view would look like if you were using those settings. In actual fact, you are using 1/30 sec at an ISO to match the EV value (probably around ISO 600 with your settings).
When I was using my Canon 700D, I was never able to get faster than 20 fps through the USB2 port to my computer even though others were able to get higher with their DSLRs. I believe this is a feature of the camera, and you are unable to get faster speeds than this. I did notice that when I ran my computer off the battery (ie not plugged in), my fps value dropped to about 16-17 fps, so make sure you are plugged in. Some more tips:
- I always recorded at least 5000 frames with my 700D, in two sessions of 2500 jpgs. The avi files that BYEOS creates are massive, the stream of jpgs significantly smaller. Aim to have the maximum histogram value around 50% (so brightest pixel = 127 or so).
- Learn how to use PIPP to turn those jpgs into a ser file for stacking in AS!3. Center the planet in the middle of the frames and crop them to only include the target. Save as a ser file
- Use AS!3 to stack the video, not Registax. Stack the best 25% or so, play around to see which gives you best results.
- Use Registax to sharpen the image using the wavelets tool - try a few different settings
- Use Photoshop (or your favourite photo editing software) to make final adjustments.
For more tips on how to use these programs and create better images, watch these tutorial videos.
Some of my better images with my DSLR are in my gallery, but here is a summary of some tests I did comparing the Canon 700d with a dedicated planetary camera, the ASI224MC.
Hope this helps,
Edited by Tulloch, 15 July 2020 - 07:42 PM.