Saturn 2009-04-06

Saturn 2009-04-06
Object
Saturn
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
4064mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
412@5fps, shutter 25%, 50% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Registax 5.0.2.8 (quality setting 90%)
Atmospheric conditions
Seeing: 4 of 10 (Pickering), Transparency: bad (foggy), Darkness: illuminated by the moon

Moon 2009-04-06: Crater Copernicus

Moon 2009-04-06: Crater Copernicus
Object
Earth moon
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
2032mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
312@5fps, shutter 25%, 0% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Registax 5.0.2.8 (quality setting 90%)
Atmospheric conditions
Seeing: 4 of 10 (Pickering), Transparency: bad (foggy), Darkness: illuminated by the moon

Distilling images from webcam movies with Registax 5

To show you what modern image processing software (available for free!) can do I present to you a movie I have captured with my telescope. You find it down in the attachment area of the post.

The whobbling comes from the seeing (this night it was very bad seeing) and the shaking comes from gusty wind.
This is what the free image processing software Registax was able to distill out of this whobbling and shaking mess:
Moon 2009-03-31Moon 2009-03-31

Moon 2009-03-31: Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina

Moon 2009-03-31: Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina
Object
Earth moon
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
2032mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
900@15fps, shutter 25%, 0% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Registax 5.0.2.8 (quality setting 90%)
Atmospheric conditions
Seeing: 4 of 10 (Pickering), Transparency: medium, Darkness: illuminated by city lights

Moon 2009-03-31: Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina

Moon 2009-03-31: Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina
Object
Earth moon
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
2032mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
1483@15fps, shutter 25%, 0% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Registax 5.0.2.8 (quality setting 90%)
Atmospheric conditions
Seeing: 4 of 10 (Pickering), Transparency: medium, Darkness: illuminated by city lights

Moon 2009-03-31: Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina

Moon 2009-03-31: Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina
Object
Earth moon
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
2032mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
1063@15fps, shutter 25%, 0% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Registax 5.0.2.8 (quality setting 90%)
Atmospheric conditions
Seeing: 4 of 10 (Pickering), Transparency: medium, Darkness: illuminated by city lights

Saturn 2009-03-18

Saturn 2009-03-18
Object
Saturn
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
4064mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
246@5fps, Shutter minimal, 50% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Giotto 2.12 (stacking 5% of the frames, dark frame subtracted)

Saturn 2009-03-18

Saturn 2009-03-18
Object
Saturn
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
4064mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
406@5fps, Shutter minimal, 50% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Giotto 2.12 (stacking 5% of the frames, dark frame subtracted)

Saturn 2009-03-13

Saturn 2009-03-13

Same as http://www.peuss.de/node/118 but with some color correction...

Saturn 2009-03-13

Saturn 2009-03-13
Object
Saturn
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
2032mm
Filters
none (I forgot the IR block filter - arghhh)
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
182@5fps, Shutter minimal, 25% gain
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Giotto 2.12 (stacking 10% of the frames, dark frame subtracted)
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