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Nov 03, 2016 12:47 |  #1

Images of Mars and Saturn using a video camera and compiling images taken thru my 8" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope.


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Nov 03, 2016 18:21 |  #2

Both are very nice. Well done




  
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Nov 03, 2016 20:43 |  #3

Yes, both are nice, but Mars is spectacular.


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Nov 04, 2016 08:41 |  #4

Both are very nice ! great detail and focus . When did you take the images ? Did you use any barlows with the cam setup ?




  
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Nov 04, 2016 08:56 |  #5

Wow.. I think I can see the Curiosity rover.


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Nov 04, 2016 10:28 |  #6

gjl711 wrote in post #18175563 (external link)
Wow.. I think I can see the Curiosity rover.


WOW , you must have huge eyes' :eek: :-P ?! Can you also see the satellite going around Pluto ;) ??




  
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Nov 04, 2016 11:14 as a reply to  @ Celestron's post |  #7

Thanks Guys! :)

I used a 2X Big Barlow from Teleview on both images. The Firecapture software takes into
consideration the crop area and calculates the equivalent focal length based on the crop.

Mars Image Data:

FireCapture v2.5 beta Settings
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Camera=ZWO ASI174MC
Filter=L
Profile=Mars
Diameter=17.39"
Magnitude=-1.62
CM=314.3∞ (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=7450mm
Resolution=0.16"
Filename=Mars_215433.a​vi
Date=200616
Start=215423.859
Mid=215433.952
End=215444.046
Start(UT)=025423.859
Mid(UT)=025433.952
End(UT)=025444.046
Duration=20.187s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=1000
File type=AVI
Extended AVI mode=true
Compressed AVI=false
Binning=no
ROI=560x332
ROI(Offset)=824x536
FPS (avg.)=49
Shutter=20.00ms
Gain=200 (50%)
USBTraffic=80
AutoHisto=75 (off)
AutoExposure=off
Brightness=1
HighSpeed=off
Gamma=50
WBlue=99
WRed=60
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=70
Histogramm=27%
Noise(avg.deviation)=n​/a
Limit=1000 Frames
Sensor temperature=43.0 ∞C


Saturn Image Data:

FireCapture v2.5 beta Settings
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Camera=ZWO ASI174MC
Filter=L
Profile=Saturn
Diameter=18.21"
Magnitude=0.12
CMI=120.8∞ CMIII=200.5∞ (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=11100mm
Resolution=0.11"
Filename=Sat_214049.av​i
Date=240616
Start=213522.810
Mid=214049.765
End=214616.721
Start(UT)=023522.810
Mid(UT)=024049.765
End(UT)=024616.721
Duration=653.911s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=3000
File type=AVI
Extended AVI mode=true
Compressed AVI=false
Binning=no
ROI=1936x1216
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=4
Shutter=100.0ms
Gain=330 (82%)
WBlue=99
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
AutoHisto=75 (off)
AutoExposure=off
Gamma=50
HighSpeed=off
Brightness=1
USBTraffic=80
WRed=60
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=179
Histogramm=70%
Noise(avg.deviation)=n​/a
Limit=3000 Frames
Sensor temperature=42.5 ∞C




  
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Nov 04, 2016 11:26 |  #8

Here is my setup. I have had the telescope for a number of years but I just recently purchased the Starlock and LX850 EQM which fit on my existing tripod.


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Nov 12, 2016 09:51 |  #9

thats a serious setup


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