Are you getting tired of the planets yet? I’m on a mission to fine tune my planetary imaging. It’s very finicky. I tried a few different tweaks with exposures, and I found out that the new verison of Sharpcap uses a ZWO library that has a bug in it that… Continue Reading... "More Jupiter!"
I’m enjoying the gas giants as much as I can while they are still close for the year. Learning to do planetary is like learning deep sky, but the techniques and skills don’t overlap very much, and I feel like I am starting all over again learning planetary imaging. It’s… Continue Reading... "Improving my planetary with Jupiter"
The gas giants are around opposition now. I finally ordered some equipment to do planetary imaging, including a Televue 3x barlow, ZWO ADC, and ZWO ASI183MC. Last night was the first clear night I got to try the new equipment. The ADC was a little tricky to guess at, so… Continue Reading... "First Jupiter of 2021"
I tried using my ZWO ASI178M camera on Jupiter, but the atmospheric dispersion just smudged it out. So, that plan didn’t work out. The next plan was to use my ASI2600MC. I used an Orion 2″ 2x barlow, and this gave me a pixel scale of about 0.32 arcseconds per… Continue Reading... "Jupiter 2020"
Jupiter is starting to come up in the middle of the night, so I decided to give it a try. Wow, it was much harder to get than I thought it would be! Dew was also a big problem again, and handling Barlow lenses and eyepieces would quickly coat the… Continue Reading... "First attempt at a planet"