new test yesterday. I was supposed to test JetsonSky V40_16RC and the target was the Moon. I also had to test IMX485MC colour sensor because i did not really used it with my telescope.
The setup :
Celestron C9.25 F/D 10 (2350mm focal length)
Equatorial GOTO mount
Sony IMX485MC colour sensor
JetsonSky with my laptop
No collimation check (primary and secondary mirrors alignment) because it was daylight (no stars in the sky).
The weather was horrible. High turbulence and strong wind.
I uses JetsonSky with small live treatments (sharpness, contrast, etc.) to get the RAW video. I uses Autostakkert 3 and Registax 6 to make RAW video treatments. I uses JetsonSky to make small post processing treatment of the image i get with AS3 and R6).
What it looks like with JetsonSky on my screen :
First test with Ptolemee crater region :
A comparison with LRO probe image :
Despite the weather, the result is not so bad, also considering my camera is a colour camera which means details are not really good. A monochrome camera with a red filter would have been more suitable.
New target : Eratosthenes and Mare Vaporum
New target : Plato crater region (the shadows in Plato Crater are intersting)
Considering the poor weather conditions and the camera (colour sensor), the result is not so bad.
I made those tests to see if i can use JetsonSky for planetary imaging. It seems the answer is yes.
I also made a test to see if IMX485MC sensor was able to retrieve colours of the Moon’s soils. The video :
Finally, it was an interesting test session and everything seem to be OK.