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Old 01-04-2013, 06:09 PM
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pluto (Hugh)
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Most of the planetary stuff I've done is with a 5DmkII or a 7D and capturing using the 5x zoom capture in BYE. I've also just started using my QHY5L-II.

In my experience you want very short exposures, around 1/100th of a second has worked for me. I usually try and get about 1000 frames then stack in RegiStax.
You'll want more magnification so a barlow or powermate. I use a 2x barlow on my ED80 which brings it to f15 but I have no doubt I could get away with f30 on a bright target like the moon or Jupiter.

As for capturing with your CCD, you need to record video with it. Did the camera come with capture software? If so it should have some way of recording video.
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