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Web Camera Images


Capture Notes: Philips SPC900 NC web camera, unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT and 3X barlow. K3CCDTools version 1 was used to record the videos unless otherwise indicated. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl unless otherwise indicated.
Processing Notes: Final processing has been done using Registax version 4 was used for stacking, Astra Image for removing diagonal bands through Fast Fourier Transform edits and for applying deconvolution. PhotoShop CS2 or Paint Shop Pro 9 have been used for adjusting levels, curves and color, while Neat Image is used for digital noise removal.


May 22, 2015 at 2:06 UT.

Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%, gain: 41%. 300 frames stacked. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). I initially re-collimated the telescope using my artificial star. Angular diameter 35.5".

May 13, 2015 at 2:08 UT.

Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%, gain: 41%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was between poor and average (~2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 36.4".

May 01, 2015 at 2:27 UT.

Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%, gain: 41%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). I re-collimated the telescope part way through the observing session once it was dark enough to pick up a bright star. Angular diameter 37.8".

April 29, 2015 at 1:44 UT.

Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%, gain: 41%. 200 frames stacked. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). The telescope collimation was also not very good. Angular diameter 38.0".

April 23, 2014 at 1:27 UT.

Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%, gain: 41%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.7".

March 12, 2015 at 3:39 UT.

The Great Red Spot is visible at the lower left. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%, gain: 41%. 300 frames stacked. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 43.5".