Jupiter with an ETX125
Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:37 AM
Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:46 AM
Did you use a focusing mask? How about post processing? Could you tell us what the settings on the LPI were? I would love to get results like this. Outstanding work. Look forward to hearing from you.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:34 AM
Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:29 PM
On the sliders that reveal the histogram, I usually move them to the extremes left and right, so I can see what I've got. I think I started with very short exposures to eliminate blurring, but as the night wore on I increased the exposure time and it seemed to produce better images.
I set the filter at medium hard until I can see how its doing, and usually increase it to hard, to bring out details. Then in photoshop I tweak it first with curves but being careful not to burn out the highlights. Then I found that using color balance on a layer, you can bring out more details... running out of space will continue on another post.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:39 PM
I really love this scope, moon is a good target too, but I have to get it to track a little better and pick out a highlight point for the software to use to stack images... without that you get blurred images.
good luck, Saturn is a wonderful target as well... in 2006 I got really lucky with exceptional seeing and got this one with the rings pretty open with 1536 images stacked.
Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:21 PM
Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:08 PM
Very impressive, and that shot of Saturn looks like it was taken with a 10" or 12" scope. Really fantastic.
Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:22 AM
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