Globular Star Clusters in Ophiuchus with GH3

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by jdbastro, May 15, 2013.

  1. jdbastro

    jdbastro Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 22, 2013
    West Coast
    This is a sky tour of 6 bright globular star clusters in the constellation Ophiuchus. Taken thru a Takahashi Mewlon 250 telescope (~10 inch aperture) at 120X using a night vision Gen 3 image intensifier. The GH3 camera is coupled afocal to the image intensifier ocular using a Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 lens.

    Check it out!

    [ame=]Six Ophiuchus Globular Clusters thru Image Intensifier in Real Time - YouTube[/ame]
  2. PMCC

    PMCC Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 18, 2013
    Good Job. :thumbs: Would it be feasible to stack the frames to obtain a super high resolution still image like what people did with planets?
  3. jdbastro

    jdbastro Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 22, 2013
    West Coast
    Thanks for looking.

    I haven't tried stacking yet. Not sure what the result would be. When I get a chance to try it, I'll post the results here.
  4. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Stacking intensified images .... well, if you have nothing better to do.

    Likely get way better images by mounting the camera at the prime focus and imaging directly.

    Either way any attempt at getting higher resolution won't come from stacking. Maybe offset and drizzle would. IRIS is freeware with a nice drizzle tool.

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
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    So cool thanks for sharing