The Doctor (dr_nebula) wrote in astro_imaging,
The Doctor
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Imaging with one hand tied behind my back.

The title says it all.

The last 2.5 years my color camera imaging attempts have been sabotaged - and it was totally preventable. To reduce the massive size of my .avi imaging runs, I've been using a codec recommended by Imaging Source (maker of my cameras).

Problem is, I never really checked my settings.

So while I was getting excellent compression, my images where getting excessive pixelation. The bottom line - the resolution was being reduced by a factor of 2 to 3x.

Saturday night, after pixelmonster's hand-fastening, I decided to image Jupiter. The LX200 mount was acting totally bizarro, at one point the drive stopped working. After an hour of reboots and resettling parameters (plus MUCH cussing) - I was ready to image with the "new" lowest compression settings.

Check the results:

Before..




Last Saturday..




Amazing, isn't it.

The Debayer Array used by my color cameras were the most severely affected, but there should be improvements in my RGB imaging with the monochrome camera too.
Tags: images, jupiter, shiny
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