In my ongoing attempts to successfully take a photo of a planet, first step is to focus and get image of window on neighbour’s house at bottom of garden – gives me approx. focus point for stars/planets – last time I tried to photograph a planet I couldn’t see anything on the laptop!
I really am not very good at this astrophotography stuff…
I have had terrible difficulty getting planetary images so, with Mars high in the sky, now is the time to sort it out!
First step – obtain focus.
. The following photo shows the point at which this combination obtains focus when the telescope is in my lounge and I have aimed it at roof on neighbour’s house at end of garden about 150m away – the furthest terrestrial object I can see from my gouse/garden.
Obtaining focus with similar setup and location and object but using 35mm extension tube instead.
From 10/7/2020, with diagonal and 2x Barlow.
My best ever image of Jupiter – although there is colour data here I can’t work out how to show it!
Can anyone help?
Difference between image 1 and 2 is that levels tweaked on 1 compared to 2.
Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 100mm OTA
HEQ Pro mount
ZWO ASI 385 MC camera
I tried to bring out the colour in following – I have a lot to learn about image processing!