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:
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.