Jupiter imaging progress

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he following are a few images of Jupiter taken when it was favourably placed at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. I’ve gradually improved my planetary imaging, but still have a long way to go.  However, this does show how far it’s come!

All images in this slideshow were taken with a Toucam Pro 740k webcam.   This has an adapter fitted so that it fits into the standard 1.25″ focusser on the telescope.  The scope used was the Skywatcher 200P f6 Newtonian on the HEQ5 mount.  The images were captured by grabbing a few thousand frames of webcam video, and stacking these in Registax.  They were then sharpened using wavelets in Registax.

The first images were taken straight through the telescope. I then experimented with the 2x Barlow, followed by the 3x Barlow, with increasingly good results. Like I said, still a way to go…

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