This is my first color image of Jupiter using my new QHY5-III-224c camera. Taken with a Celestron C6N, AVX Mount, and a Televue 3x barlow. The seeing was average. I took 4000 frames at 10ms/17gain and picked the best 15 percent to stack in Registax. Finally I performed wavelet sharpening and final touches in Photoshop.
Shooting all night in remote woods at -15C is brutal. The biggest challenge is frozen fingers and feet. The only refuge was my car, where I took shelter during small breaks. Yet I managed to complete this imaging session and have a beautiful image to share. The Whirlpool Galaxy is one of my favorites, because […]
After taking the first few planetary images using the mono QHY5L-II camera, I quickly started thinking about the best way for me to acquire images in colour. I had two choices – either get a filter wheel with RGB filters to use with my existing mono camera, or purchase a colour camera instead. Although advanced […]