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    Default what a difference a couple of months make



    This first pic is one taken a couple of months ago and at the time I was so pleased as it actually looked like a planet!



    Same telescope same planet same camera..... progress.



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    Nice progress!
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    Pinched your second pic and added a bit of bright and contrast - hope you don't mind - comes out well!
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    Looks like quite a nice change. Good work.
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    amazing the progress you have made in a short time.
    it just goes to show what practice can do.
    real nice image,thanks for posting.
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    Your first picture is pretty good too.

    Isn't it great making progress? The planet is probably harder to image now since it's smaller but the new picture is better.

    I find if you play with the 2nd and 3rd wavelets only in registax it helps but doesn't make the image look weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpusse View Post
    Your first picture is pretty good too.

    Isn't it great making progress? The planet is probably harder to image now since it's smaller but the new picture is better.

    I find if you play with the 2nd and 3rd wavelets only in registax it helps but doesn't make the image look weird.

    Soon it will be Saturn season.
    I cant wait for the reappearance of Saturn, its the first planet that I saw through a telescope and I cant forget how amazing it was - to me at least - that I could actually see the rings from my own back garden..

    As the weather has been pretty rubbish around here I've been putting a fair bit of effort into getting better with registax and sharpcap. On that note I have to say how generous it is of the authors to allow free use of their excellent programs, without them I suspect that I would still be observing visually and missing out on what can be achieved with just a web cam and a bit of patience.


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    Sweet pics,there! Hope to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrobl View Post
    Sweet pics,there! Hope to see more!
    Heres a couple more,





    The second one was almost deleted as there were so few frames captured, I forgot to ste the tracking rate so the image disapeared off the chip
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    I like that second one; you're lucky too as you're able to record the planet a time when the SEB is missing. If the reports are correct, that'll be returning soon so hopefully you'll be able to capture it's re-emergence before Jupiter conjuncts with the Sun

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