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#1 wargrafix

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:22 AM

Despite the hazy conditions, I was able to pull out respectable results. The great Red spot and Europa were stars in this session. I think the 224MC is getting long in the tooth.

 

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Derotated 3 stacks

 

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:23 AM

Mars

 

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:38 AM

Great images. Where do you live with such great seeing conditions?

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:07 AM

Tantalizing.



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Posted 26 June 2022 - 08:17 AM

I live 10 degrees north, Trinidad in the Caribbean

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 10:58 AM

Lovely work!!



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Posted 26 June 2022 - 01:16 PM

Lovely images. It’s great to see what the C9.25 will do.
Did you do anything in particular to limit the edge rind on Mars? The rind you have there is quite minimal.
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Posted 26 June 2022 - 03:40 PM

Awesome images wargrafix! As a C9.25 owner meself you are my hero! How much of these great results do you attribute to that 3X teleconverter? Would appreciate knowing which particular teleconverter you are using....


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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:10 PM

Despite the hazy conditions, I was able to pull out respectable results. The great Red spot and Europa were stars in this session. I think the 224MC is getting long in the tooth.

 

A nice Jovian image bro! waytogo.gif 

 

But apart from leaving a bit too much noise in your image here for me Amrit, I see no differences whatsoever between this 224MC image & the others taken with the new camera - in fact these are better tbh...but that's seeing for you! ;)

 

I can appreciate the larger sensors that some of these cameras have for those that see value in planetary imaging with such (not me, it has zip value personally! :lol: ) but that's about all imo.


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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:25 PM

Splendid shot. 



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Posted 26 June 2022 - 07:37 PM

Hi all!
1) the Vivitar 3x teleconverter is a fabulous kit that I do believe has positively contributed to my results.
2) the lower 75 fps and the Sahara dust impediment forced more gain.

But it's a cleaner live view.

3) what I did for Mars was a bit...controversial.

The edge rind was a pain, so I tried something I did last year. The fact you are pleased tells me I am on to something.

I did a bit of bracketing where I did less to more contrast (brightness percentage) 45-34-25-16-5 with 2 captures each to make each bracket clean. Then I combined them in winjupos and let it do its magic

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 10:53 PM

Excellent work, well done!

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Posted 30 June 2022 - 10:54 AM

Seeing rules. Fantastic images. I agree with Kokatha Man. While a newer camera would be fun, it may not buy you that much...marketing !!!



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Posted 30 June 2022 - 11:26 AM

True, but I do enjoy the wider fov. Never had an issue landing a target on chip, but anything making it easier is always a good thing


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