Jupiter in Glorious Mono with the QHY5v – 13/02/2014

Jupiter

Jupiter

Before Sharpening

Before Sharpening

As well as the moon, I targeted Jupiter last night.  Jupiter is currently in a very favourable position – nice and high in the sky, and closer to Earth than its been for a long while.  This makes it ripe for imaging.

As I wanted to test out my QHY5v as an imaging (rather than just guide) camera, I decided to make Jupiter one of my goals for last night.

This version is imaged with the QHY5v mono, through my f/6 200p Newtonian.  It’s about 2500 of 3500 frames, stacked in Autostakkert and then sharpened using Registax wavelets.  I’m quite impressed at the detail that the QHY5v managed to capture.  I could definitely sharpen this way more than any Toucam image of Jupiter I’ve ever captured, possibly as the source image was lower noise.  Again, just to illustrate the way sharpening brings out the detail, to the right is the unsharpened image straight out of Autostakkert…

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