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Venus in UV First Image

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, May 6, 2023.

Venus in UV First Image

Started by Orion25 on May 6, 2023 at 10:31 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    I got my Astromania Planetary filter set last week and played with some imaging using my Orion 180mm Mak and ASI 224mc camera. I wasn't expecting too much because of the cheap price of the set (around $80 US for the UV, IR, and methane filters) but I was pleasantly surprised to get some good detail! This is a first image that I plan to improve upon. No ghosting, but it seems to be a bit out of focus. I have the Antlia UV filter on the way which is a bit more expensive (around $200 US), but still cheaper than the Baader or Astrodon; it has great specs and I expect good things from it.

    ASTRONOMY - VENUS (UV FILTER ASTRO) 5-04-23 B.jpg

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    Reggie ;)
     
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    W O W ! ! ! That's impressive. I looked up the filter set and it seems to be great for what we are doing.

    I imaged Venus this April 30 using my ZWO 850nm IR filter in the TV-85 with 3x Barlow. It's pretty bland and not worth posting. In 2018 I used this same setup and actually got an image with detail, but nothing like yours.

    Reggie, you're a bad influence (in a good way). Now you have me thinking about spending more money on the Astromania filter set. :)

    Ed
     
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    Thanks! I was shocked at the detail, Ed. Now, if I can tighten up the focus I can really get some good images. Here's the set:
    https://astromaniaoptics.com/produc...N14n6rAblAPPJMAxeBhRlDN9S78o0NpcaAn3FEALw_wcB

    I can't wait until I get the Antlia UV filter!
    https://telescopes.net/accessories/...V9KDt-bY0NxLEKpNO8EkXq91Ed4vTmShoCeCAQAvD_BwE


    Regards,
    Reggie :)
     
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