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 Post subject: Imaging Jupiter with a 60mm achromat
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:38 am 
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Visiting friends in the Wye Valley last night, I took the opportunity to try imaging Jupiter using my Philips webcam on the back of their little 60mm Celestron NexStarSLT.
Using my Barlow-lens we got a decent image size, but focussing was very tricky as the lightweight mount was quite "whackery".
I used their WiFi to set up a Remote Desktop control, so that we could watch and operate from indoors in the warm, and I used the "RGB align" feature in SharpCap on the live video to compensate for the colour misalignment.
I was quite impressed with the result from such a small 'scope:
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File comment: Jupiter on 11-Mar-2014, using a 60mm achromat.
500 frames acquired with SharpCap, stacked in RegiStax6 and then processed in IRIS.

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But with no dew-heater, it wasn't long before the 'scope began to dew up.


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 Post subject: Re: Imaging Jupiter with a 60mm achromat
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:47 pm 
That's a great image and shows what can be done with smaller scopes and a bit of experience.


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