I've noticed Jupiter and Saturn in the morning skies lately!
I've always wanted to see the planets but never have through any optics, other than a feeble attempt to get Jupiter last year with 400mm lens +1.4x TC with a canon 60D. I blew up the result 400% and was pleased to have capture it and its 4 Galilean moons, but obviously no detail just a very small glowing orb with 4 dots around it. I got really excited when I learned about trackers and being able to do AP even with modest photography equipment but learned that planets needed way more focal length.
I've learned much since then but still very little overall about planetary. I've acquired some slightly better gear and wondering if it is worth getting up early and trying it out? I now have a Canon 500mm and both the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters which I recently found out can be stacked, so total optical f/l of 1400mm. Still on the low end even though this setup seems ridiculously big to me . I found out the Canon 60D will do uncompressed video (one of the few that will do this) at 60fps iirc and has 4.29 micron pixels. I also use Siril for processing, maybe a drizzle can be applied to planetary, or is that just for DSO I'm not sure?
With all that, is there any chance of getting some detail?
Scopes (and a bigger mount) are not much an option right now, none that I have looked at are in stock. I really want the 10" quattro newt (or orions copy) for good all in one scope. Or if just for planetary maybe a 6 or 7" Mak. Maybe some meade's are in stock but I'd rather wait. I could get a Canon EF adapter and planetary cam... I don't want to spend too much right now but could swing the ASI 178mc, that has much smaller pixels and could be useful as a future guidecam for DSO too. Would an ADC help too or is that just wasting money on such an inferior setup? Perhaps I could use it in the future even if not much use now so not a wasted purchase...