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ZWO ASI178MC Camera Images


Capture Notes: ZWO ASI178MC 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.
Image Notes: South is down.


October 11, 2020 at 5:12 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, and 5X barlow. Camera settings: 1/25 second exposure, brightness: 340, and gain: 174. The video resolution was set to 640x480. Binning was set to 2x2. 1200 out of 5818 frames stacked. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). The angular diameter of Mars was 22.5".

October 11, 2020 at 4:09 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, and 3X barlow. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 340, and gain: 135. The video resolution was set to 640x480. Binning was set to 2x2. 400 out of 579 frames stacked. I aborted this video when I realised that I did not have the time limit set. It turned out to produce the best image through the 3X barlow. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). The angular diameter of Mars was 22.5".

October 8, 2020 at 6:12 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, and 5X barlow. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 340, and gain: 226. The video resolution was set to 640x480. Binning was set to 2x2. 1500 out of 6173 frames stacked. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). The angular diameter of Mars was 22.5".

October 8, 2020 at 5:45 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, and 3X barlow. Camera settings: 1/40 second exposure, brightness: 340, and gain: 135. The video resolution was set to 640x480. Binning was set to 2x2. 1500 out of 6152 frames stacked. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). The angular diameter of Mars was 22.5".