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ZWO ASI178MC Images


Capture Notes: ZWO ASI178 color camera, unless otherwise indicated. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT and 3X barlow. I finally decided to retire my trusty old Philips SPC900NC web camera and start using a more modern camera designed for astrophotography. ASIStudio is being used to capture the videos.
Processing Notes: Final processing has been done using Registax version 5 for stacking, Astra Image for applying deconvolution. PhotoShop CS2 or Paint Shop Pro 9 are been used for adjusting levels, curves, and color, while Neat Image is used for digital noise removal.


September 21, 2020 at 00:37 UT.

1000 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 340, and gain: 257. Exposure setting: 1/20 sec. The video resolution was set to 960x540. Binning was set to 2x2. Seeing was poor to average (~2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 41.7". Europa is visible to the left of Jupiter.

August 4, 2020 at 4:53 UT.

500 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 340, and gain: 238. Exposure setting: 1/10 sec. The video resolution was set to 1920x1080. Binning was set to 1x1. Seeing was poor to average (~2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 46.9". Ganymede is visible to the lower right of Jupiter.