Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

Solar System - Planets
Jupiter 2002-04-01
Jupiter, 2002-04-01, 16cm Newton, Philips Vesta Webcam, K3CCDTools
Telescope:
160mm f/8.13 Newton telescope, 20mm Baader Eudiascopic eyepiece, vario-extender
Camera
Philips Vesta 675K
Exposure
102 x 1/25s
Processing
K3CCDTools for aligning and stacking, Photoshop: Unsharp masking
Another attempt at processing. From the same source-video as the picture below - which is better?
Jupiter 2002-04-01
Telescope:
160mm f/8.13 Newton telescope, 20mm Baader Eudiascopic eyepiece, vario-extender
Camera
Philips Vesta 675K
Exposure
100 x 1/25s
Processing
Astrostack: Unsharp Mask 4
After (again) taking some pictures of Comet Ikeya Zhang Alois and I took some AVIs of Jupiter through his Newton on an EQ-6 mount.
Jupiter 2002-03-10 20:53 UT
Telescope:
Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM, 2x barlow lens, 20mm Optus eyepiece
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 950, afocally coupled with Vixen Digital Camera adaptor
Exposure
23 x 1/30s
Processing
Astrostack: Unsharp Mask 6
After taking some pictures of Comet Ikeya Zhang I noticed the steady seeing and took some shots of Jupiter...
Jupiter 2002-02-17
Telescope:
Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM, 2x barlow lens
Camera
Philips Vesta 675K
Exposure
1/25s
Processing
Astrostack: Unsharp Mask 6 with PSF Laplace 5x5
This evening I was not able to set the camera to 640x480. It got stuck everytime I tried. Because of the smaller Image scale focusing was more difficult. I am perplexed by the yellow (left) and blue (right) colored fringes of the image. Any explanations are welcome!

Jupiter 2002-01-29
Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber
Telescope:

Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM, 2x barlow lens

Camera
Vesta 675K
Exposure:
5fps, 10sec. - 1/25"
Date:
2002-01-29
Processing:
AstroStack & Photoshop
In a direct comparison between the Coolpix and the Vesta, the WebCam delivered higher quality. I extracted the frames as BMPs selected the sharpest images, cropped, adjusted the levels, sharpened the images in Photoshop and then stacked (averaged) them in AstroStack. I used an unsharp mask with a setting of 10. The seeing was quite bad.
Jupiter 2001-11-17
Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber
Telescope:
Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM, 10mm Vixen LV eyepiece, 2x barlow lens
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera
Exposure:
n x 1/8"
Date:
2001-11-07
Processing:
AstroStack & Photoshop
This is the first time I used my bracket for the cable-release. During transport the telescope lost the collimation, and I didn´t get it right on location ...leaves some room for improvement.

Saturn 2001-11-17
Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber
Telescope:
Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM, 10mm Vixen LV eyepiece, 2x barlow lens
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera
Exposure:
n x 1/8"
Date:
2001-11-07
Processing:
AstroStack & Photoshop
Same comments as above

Jupiter 2001-11-17
2001-11-17

Jupiter with the four Galilean Moons.

Click on the image or the link above to see larger image.

Jupiter 2001-11-03
Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber
Telescope:
160mm f/8.13 Newton telescope, 10mm Vixen LV eyepiece, Vixen Digital Camera adaptor
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera
Exposure:
24 x 1/8"
Date:
2001-11-03
Processing:
AstroStack & Photoshop
On this evening Saturn was occulted by the moon. I had the opportunit to take some planetary images through the very fine 16cm Newton telescope made and owned by Alois Ortner.

Saturn 2001-11-03
Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber
Telescope:
160mm f/8.13 Newton telescope , 10mm Vixen LV eyepiece, Vixen Digital Camera adaptor
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera
Exposure:
2 x 1/8"
Date:
2001-11-03
Processing:
AstroStack & Photoshop
Same comments as above

Jupiter & Saturn 1999-11-24
Saturn
Jupiter
post scriptum: 4. May 2001, This new pictures were produced from the same source-images like the pictures below, but I have used the free AstroStack software process the images. I averaged several frames, applied an unsharp mask and a Lucy-Richardson Deconvolution to get these results. I am quite impressed with this piece of software by Robert J. Stekelenburg and recommend AstroStack very much!

Jupiter & Saturn 1999-11-24


Telescope:
Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM, 20mm eyepiece, 2x barlow lens
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera
Exposure:
2 x 1/8"
Date:
24-11-1999
Processing:
AstroStack & Photoshop
These images were made holding a Nikon Coolpix 950 Digital camera against the eyepiece of my 5,1" Newton telescope. I used a 20mm eyepiece and a barlow lens. 

For each image I used several frames and applied Unsharp masking to the brightness channel in Lab mode.

My first attempt at planetary imaging with a digital camera.
Interesting is the improvement of the images through the use of the AstroStack software.
 


All images Philipp Salzgeber

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