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Web Camera Images


Capture Notes: Philips SPC900 NC , 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.
Image Notes: South is down.


October 8, 2019 at 1:01 UT.

Camera settings: exposure 1/25 second, brightness 50%, gain 60%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%. 300 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.5".

September 7, 2019 at 2:27 UT.

Camera settings: exposure 1/25 second, brightness 50%, gain 65%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%. 300 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.5".

September 5, 2019 at 2:43 UT.

Camera settings: exposure 1/25 second, brightness 50%, gain 71%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%. 350 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.6".

September 2, 2019 at 2:19 UT.

Camera settings: exposure 1/25 second, brightness 50%, gain 59%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%. 400 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.7".

August 29, 2019 at 3:19 UT.

Camera settings: exposure 1/25 second, brightness 50%, gain 57%, gamma 0%, saturation 100%. 250 frames stacked. 3X barlow. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 17.8".