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Old 29-04-2009, 12:39 PM
Dazzled by the Cosmos.

Dennis is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brisbane
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Hi Simon

It looks like you’ve got dob imaging under control – well done.

Saturn has very low contrast features on the disc, unlike Jupiter which has distinct bands and other features that are “easier” to record. Just check the various settings in your camera control software – I am not familiar with the NexImage SW.

From experience with my old Philips ToUcam 840K, I had the Gamma set to minimum and the colour saturation set to maximum and I was able to record subtle details on each frame. When these frames are then stacked, the subtle detail reinforces and can be teased out more.

I will agree however, that the 1st few attempts can look quite disappointing when compared to the results as the more experienced planetary imagers here on Ice In Space.

Maybe you could post a few pics here, when you’ve got some good data?


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