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07-04-2012, 10:23 AM
this is my first time ive been able to try and take pics in the ccd age, until i manage to get a DSLR the webcam will have to do! i think it did a fine job regardless. Any pointers on where i went wrong in registax would be helpful too.
here is saturn last night
used a 2x barlow and the celestron webcam. stacked in registax 6, no photoshop.
wasted a lot of time on gettng the settings right in terms of brightness etc with the webcam but happy my last round of data came through alright.
sw 12 goto, first look through the scope was amazing on saturn, mars didnt show much clarity. but will try again tonight!!
07-04-2012, 10:39 AM
:thumbsup: You have only had the scope two days and you have already produced a good image. Mars is going to be a challenge. I am interested in how it turns out.
07-04-2012, 11:05 AM
thanks Stu, pretty stoked actually, i will post Mars if i can something out of it! thanks for the advice / encouragement.
07-04-2012, 03:36 PM
looks good russell !
07-04-2012, 06:48 PM
Russell ... for a first image ... you did real good IMHO.
Plenty of sharpness ... defined and nice colour.
Nice indeed .. !! :thumbsup:
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07-04-2012, 07:22 PM
That's quite remarkable really, and quite beautiful. Well done!
17-04-2012, 02:41 PM
that's a beautiful Saturn. By the way, a webcam is the best for planets and moon close-ups anyway. DSLRs are more for long exposure deep sky objects.
17-04-2012, 07:51 PM
Great Job o.p. could try using a higher barlow 4x or 5x even stacking another 2x in the mix :) Very nice color and sharpness :) Can't wait to get the 10" dob and throw the ota on the eq mount here :) Will say that is one dam fine image for your first time, amazing work :) nice little cheap upgrade from the next image here Russel http://ghonis2.ho8.com/fusiontest4.html , will cost you $50 on ebay and i think ownz the nextimage, i also have a nextimage and are going to test run one of these for kicks.
hmm think that changed with video mode/liveview and digi 4 EOS's, 1080p kills any webcam on the market :) but its true for alot of older dslr's , try liveview with your 1000D http://sourceforge.net/projects/eos-movrec/
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