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Jupiter Mar 6 getting there

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:20 pm
by dybaxter
Being new to Astro Imaging I have discovered so many thing not associated with terrestrial imaging. Focus seems to be my main issue. I did this with RGB with a ZWO 120 mm-s First time using it. RC-6 90 sec each filter. Seeing was marginal with issues from the fires in Canada. Was surprised to see the shadow of Callisto and Io in the front. Not bad.

Was really unsure if I need to adjust each exposure based on the filter used. These were all the same exposure. Used AutoStakker2 and registax with photoshop to blend the RGB. Next time I will get l's.

Still my best attempt yet. Cant wait to try again.
Image

Re: Jupiter Mar 6 getting there

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 9:02 pm
by AbsolutelyN
No idea on exposure, I've only just started using a ZWO colour camera. Stunning image though, really well done.

Re: Jupiter Mar 6 getting there

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 2:54 am
by patthehorse
A super image Dave, a big bonus with the moons, GRS. Cant wait for you to try again aswell. :thumbsup:

Re: Jupiter Mar 6 getting there

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 2:52 pm
by dybaxter
Thanks AbsolutelyN and Patthehorse. I really was shocked to see Io in the image, it was a true bonus for me. I did have a bit of trouble aligning the RGBs with the blue the hardest to do. I will give another method a try to focus that I used years ago and see what I can do. Back in my professor days I had my students make two pin holes in a mask for those with a split focus screen in their cameras, maybe that may help me with focus. I did use a mask for focus on Sirius at first and skewed over to Jupiter. Will give it a try.