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The moon, stack of 290 images, processed for contrast and unsharped.

Jupiter, stack of 90 images, processed for colour saturation.

Sourced from Philips SPC900 webcam through SkyWatcher 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Capture using wxastrocapture.
8th Feb 2011, 23:18   | tags:,

Anonymous says:

what stacking program did you use?
ive just done a stack on orion.

8th Feb 2011, 23:22

that was me by the way

8th Feb 2011, 23:23

mat says:

These were done in Registax - I wanted to play with AviStack, but I couldn't get it to work.

There were a LOT of options, most of which I didn't understand. My source movies weren't awesome either, the tracking was a bit off and the focus could have been better.

But still, progress.

I saw your M42 photo, super cool!

8th Feb 2011, 23:29

i couldnt get registack to work with the stills i had. i used deepskystacker which is really good for photos but i dont think it works with vids.

i need to get my tracking a little better.

what mount do you have for tracking?

8th Feb 2011, 23:39

mat says:

This scope is on an EQ1 with a dinky little motor drive on the RA axis. It's just about OK for movies, 'cos the stacker can realign for a bit of drift, but I wouldn't want to expose a still for more than ten seconds or so.

My Big Scope, the 8 incher, I've got a Meade LXD55 mount which needs some tuning before it's up to photo-worthy tracking - but I'm hoping for great things from that one.

8th Feb 2011, 23:54

my eq mount is ok with its little RA motor on it, it takes a lot of fine tuning to get it to follow well. i got it to work perfectly on the moon last night but M42 was a little harder.

i want a larger reflector mine is only 5.25inch mirror. (skirting around the obviouse pit falls of talking about sizes)

my next thing is a better EQ mount or even a gotoEQ but they be lots-a monies

9th Feb 2011, 15:22

jc1000000 says:

Wow, i really didn't think that quality of photo was possible for, y'know, an amateur.

9th Feb 2011, 16:44

mat says:

My big reflector (actually a Schmidt/Newtonian) with it's goto mount was a massive steal off gumtree. Over a thousand pounds less than retail, and in as-new condition. Couldn't pass it up. Gumtree is well worth keeping an eye on, I'd say. As is UK Astro Buy Sell, which a quick google will find easily enough. Secondhand is definitely the way to go - I saw an EQ5-HQ with dual axis motors going for £250 the other day.

JC - this is nothing, yet. Much better is yet to come. :)

9th Feb 2011, 19:49

silar31 says:

Faved the top one. Awesome shot, Mat!

10th Feb 2011, 14:34

martwine says:

Duuuuuuuude. That's awesome!

11th Feb 2011, 21:45