Solar System Imaging: What Equipment?

Solar system imaging can be less expensive, complicated and time consuming than DSO astrophotography depending on how you want to start out. However, I guarantee you will find yourself spending as much time trying to capture elusive details on the surface of Jupiter as any DSO imager would.

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How to photograph the Moon & planets with your phone

The quality of today’s smartphone cameras makes it possible to take very respectable images of the Moon and planets through a telescope with your phone. While the end results may not match those taken with a webcam or DSLR equipment, smartphone astrophotography can be a good starting point for budding astrophotographers. It can also be a useful alternative for experienced astronomers who wish to capture an image quickly with little equipment.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Processing Planetary Images

This guide will take you through the process of transforming a video capture of Jupiter into an image you can show your friends. We'll be using two pieces of popular software, AutoStakkert!2 and Registax 6 to do so.

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