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    Default saw saturn for the first time, pic to prove it :)





    Didn't go as well as jupiter, which I think I just got real lucky on. Still It was amazing to see saturn. I had never seen it before. After observing for about 20-25minutes I brought out the neximage.

    I'm still very new to using this and I think I overexposed a little. Also I have no idea what im doing with registax. I just play with the levels until I get something half decent. Does anyone have any tips for what adjustments I should do be doing?

    Also with the saturn picture keep in mind I had to set my alarm for 5:30am on a saturday and brace well below freezing temps. The wind wasn't too bad but the cgem mount is build so well I'll move in the wind more then it.

    Here's the pic of jupiter again if you missed it when I posted it a couple of weeks ago. Totally beginners luck.


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    great shots! congrats!
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    Really nice shots! Thanks!

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    Tonight I managed to get uranus although it is certainly out of focus



    I don't know how you could focus on uranus looking with the neximage. It is just too difficult for me at this early stage of using it. I still have a hard time with mars.

    Still its very neat to look at uranus even if it is just a tiny bluish disc.

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    Nice images , well done...what telescope do you have?

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    thanks for the compliments
    I have a celestron cgem 800

    I tried to get up to view saturn again today but it was cloudy so back to bed I went. I'll have to wait till next weekend for another attempt.

    If conditions are okay tonight and I stay up late enough I will try for mars again. Still haven't gotten a half decent pic of the red planet.

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    Still its very neat to look at uranus even if it is just a tiny bluish disc.
    Absolutely. My first triumph was locating it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corpusse View Post


    Didn't go as well as jupiter, which I think I just got real lucky on. Still It was amazing to see saturn. I had never seen it before. After observing for about 20-25minutes I brought out the neximage.

    I'm still very new to using this and I think I overexposed a little. Also I have no idea what im doing with registax.

    to start , are you taking movies of the planets
    if so you can use VirtualDub and extract all pics from movie to a folder.

    on top somewhere is frame list click it and chose the best pic

    then in align chose default method and for the size of the align box not much bigger then the pic itself, in quality settings you can use eather gradient or gradient2. put your lowest quality at 70-80% any higher you will get very little frames to chose from.
    then click align, then limit what is left over, it will get rid of the lower quality pics.
    then optimize and stack.
    then do some adjustments in wavelets.

    this is just a quick tutorial

    but you can get way more info on here

    mike as a few good tutorials



    to start , are you taking movies of the planets
    if so you can use VirtualDub and extract all pics from movie to a folder.

    on top somewhere is frame list click it and chose the best pic

    then in align chose default method and for the size of the align box not much bigger then the pic itself, in quality settings you can use eather gradient or gradient2. put your lowest quality at 70-80% any higher you will get very little frames to chose from.
    then click align, then limit what is left over, it will get rid of the lower quality pics.
    then optimize and stack.
    then do some adjustments in wavelets.

    this is just a quick tutorial

    but you can get way more info on here

    mike as a few good tutorials
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    Yes these are from video files. I have just been using registax to compile the images but I will try virtualdub. I've just downloaded it.

    Any tips for using wavelets? Which settings are the ones I should be looking at changing, it's a little confusing.

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    When I first looked at your image of Uranus, I thought it was just heat wave distortion, but, of course they would not show up in a stacked image.......or would they? Perhaps they would have the effect of blurring the edges, no matter how well you were focused.
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