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Old 14-12-2012, 02:26 PM
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Post your best webcam/spc900nc planet/lunar shot

I'd love to see what's kind of planet/lunar shots are possible with a webcam like the SPC900NC. I've taken a few snapshots and must say, although they are nice they do not compare to some of the $500 ccds (esp mono) out there. This I find is most noticeable when looking at images of Jupiter.


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Old 14-12-2012, 02:34 PM
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See this thread. Still my best ever capture of Saturn with a webcam.
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Old 14-12-2012, 03:17 PM
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This one from the 25th June 2006 with the C11 & the 900NC. Not my best but not far from it back in those days! A whole 800 stacked lol. These days it's 2500 minimum with the cams capable of 60 FPS +
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Old 14-12-2012, 03:51 PM
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Saturn and Jupiter
Meade ETX125PE / SPC900NC

Both First Attempts.


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Old 14-12-2012, 06:24 PM
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My best planetary shot so far, a pretty poor Saturn.


Webcam is a Logitech C600 which is really ill suited to the task (5fps), but the only thing I have.
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Old 14-12-2012, 07:21 PM
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Here is my best Saturn, I could probably get more from it with different processing techniques but it I've only had a couple of attempts at it to begin with.
I'll leave my best jupiter out as the examples already shown are brilliant and show what the camera is capable of.

Also this was my first Mars.
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Old 14-12-2012, 07:42 PM
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These are great guys many thanks for posting Definitely set the benchmark for what I need to achieve.

Any lunar shots out there?
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:30 AM
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Mine is a webcam not a SMC though but webcamming is fairly straight forward for lunar.

Mine was the vAgent V5
Jupiter widefield - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...00416539256114
Jupiter with a Barlow - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...83155091665058
One of a few widefield lunar - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...61275040307538
My favourite with a barlow - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...59307271136066

I have quite a few with DSLR in later times as i most capture wide field deep sky until I get the DOB up and running.
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