The first album cover below shows Neptune on Sep 14 2014 at 2:10 AM EDT. Seeing was average; transparency was average to below average. Neptune's apparent size was only 2.4 arc seconds; I captured this image with a C11 SCT, a 2x barlow, a 0.75x focal reducer and an ASI 120MC astronomy camera.
Because Neptune's apparent size was so small and seeing was only average I used a different method for deciding which image frames to stack; usually one uses a program like Registax to pick out the best frames for stacking but most of the frames were so asymmetric I undertook the time consuming process of observing each frame of the AVI movie file and personally deciding whether to accept or reject that frame for subsequent stacking. Even though that took more time the result was better than allowing the program to make the selection of frames for stacking.
Please click on any of the album cover images below to reach the entire collection of images for the planet or moon shown. For example clicking on the Jupiter album cover takes one to 3 separate collections of images captured between 2010 and 2014. Clicking on the 2012-2013 collection of images opens up every image I've taken of Jupiter between August 30 2012 and May 1 2013. Each of these images may be clicked on to reach a larger version of the image together with a more detailed description.
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