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20 years 5 months ago #1982 by dave_lillis
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Thanks, guys,
The reason why I'm probing this is that at the moment I'm only using 100-200 frames. I want to be sure its worth the extra effort and time and that you didn't get exceptional pictures because you had exceptional viewing but that it was the number of frames you collected
(obviously you need decent seeing for this anyway).

Michael, I increased the brightness up to full and now I can see saturn in the image.

Dave, where is this webcam data page?

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20 years 5 months ago #1986 by daveg
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Theres a link to it on page 1 of this topic. Let me know if there's more to add.................

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20 years 5 months ago #2006 by dave_lillis
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Hi All,
I took my first go at imaging Jupiter last week, I stacked 250 frames and got the following image.

http://www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/files/1074899774-jup_sum1.bmp

You can see the GRS just appearing on the lower lefthand side of the disk.
I used astrosnap with DCT turned on (to discard bad frames) and stacked with registax2.

Here is a pic I took of Venus earlier on the same day (Jan17th 2004), most frames were discarded due to atmospheric turbulance.

http://www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/files/1074899558-v1_proc_crop.bmp

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20 years 5 months ago #2009 by michaeloconnell
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Lovely images there Dave. Jupiter has loads of detail within the cloud belts. Venus is showing a very distinct phase. Very interesting.

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20 years 5 months ago #2010 by dave_lillis
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Thanks Michael,
Jupiter was a difficult one to decide on, I'd adjust the brightness and then think its ok, I'd leave if for about 15mins and come back and look at it, and then think oh no, this is too bright/too dark/contrasty/red etc.

I've a number of shots of it, this I think is the most natural of them.
Looking forward to the next clear sky.

Venus on the otherhand, I'm just glad to get a clear shape...
It'll be interesting to watch/get pics its phase/size change over the next few months.

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