Chronicles of a fiasco

JupiterHere is Jupiter as seen using a Skywatcher 130/900 telescope, an EQ2 mount, and a Logitech c270 webcam.
I used the usual procedure which consists of shooting a video, then processing the best frames with Registax, and finally applying wavelet sharpening filters (together to other Photoshop tuning). With a bit of imagination you can see two stripes parallel to Jupiter’s equator (in this picture the polar axis is roughly horizontal).
This experiment teaches that the mount is of fundamental importance in amateur astronomy imaging, because the vibrations and the approximative tracking offered by EQ2 can frustrate any effort.

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