After spending the first hour or so of 2013 with my good lady doing a bit of stargazing with the old mk I eyeball and some binos, the afternoon delivered some beautiful crisp blue skies, and the temperature slightly higher than expected. Â Although there appeared to be some very high level cloud, and an occasional “stiff” breeze, I decided to do some imaging of Jupiter. Â I took the opportunity to have a play around with some of the settings in IC Capture to get a more optimal video for processing.
Captured using aÂ DFK 21AU618.AS (which has inbuilt IR cut filter) taking 2000 frames at 30 fps. Â Processed using AVIstack2, using 400 of the 2000 frames. Â Scope used was a 12″ LX200R.
Scope needs a small tweak to the collimation, just happy to be out with the scope again, here’s to more scope action in 2013.
Thanks for looking, Steve