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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 1:01 UT.

1300 frames stacked. Camera settings: exposure 1/20 second, brightness 340, and gain 329. The video resolution was set to 640x480. Binning was set to 2x2. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.0".

October 5, 2020 at 1:39 UT.

1600 frames stacked. Camera settings: exposure 1/20 second, brightness 340, and gain 383. The video resolution was set to 640x480. Binning was set to 2x2. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.1".

September 21, 2020 at 1:56 UT.

2200 frames stacked. Camera settings: exposure 1/20 second, brightness 340, and gain 368. The video resolution was set to 960x540. Binning was set to 2x2. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.5".

August 4, 2020 at 5:25 UT.

500 frames stacked. Camera settings: exposure 1/10 second, brightness 340, and gain 351. The video resolution was set to 1920x1080. Binning was set to 1x1. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 18.5".