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Stargazing QuickCam Astrophotography

  1. Nov 4, 2004 #1

    russ_watters

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    Inspired by An Adventure in Quickcam Astronomy, I've started using my 60mm refractor and a quickcam for astrophotography. Attached is one of my first pics (downsampled from 640x480 - I'll have to put up a website). I used a 15 second video clip combined into one photo and processed with RegiStax.

    I have some new hardware coming for my scope, and my next targets will be the sun, Saturn, and the Orion Nebula.
     

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  3. Nov 5, 2004 #2

    Chronos

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  4. Nov 6, 2004 #3

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    Next up....Saturn! I was a little disappointed with the raw images, but the processing helped a lot.
     

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  5. Nov 6, 2004 #4

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    Russ, did you see the Saturn image on ghgcorp? It was fantastic for a mere 8" Celestron. They have a link to a great digitizing program I think you would like.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2004 #5

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    No, I don't see it. I'm going to need to spend some time surfing that site and the links - it looks great.

    Anyway - it only took 46 hours from when I took those first pictures of Saturn that I realized I just had to have a new telescope. It really is a disease... So I ordered one of THESE: A 114mm Newtonian reflector with full go-to capability for $380. Not bad at all. I may need to pull an all-nighter this weekend to see Jupiter...
     
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