Sunday, 18 December 2016

SER file capture with AstroDMx Capture for Linux and the Moon

AstroDMx Capture for Linux now has the ability to capture SER movie files as well as AVI files and TIFF images. The advantage of SER over AVI is that it is possible to save 16 bit images in the SER container. In this experiment, 8 bit images of the 79% waning, gibbous Moon were captured in a SER file through an f/5, 80mm ED refractor with a LUCKY ZOOM HD CMOS camera at the prime focus of the telescope. The software was set to map the YUYV video stream to monochrome by using only the luminance information in the video stream, thus using the colour camera as a monochrome camera.
The SER file was stacked in Autostakkert!2 in Wine, wavelet processed in Registax 6, and processed in The Gimp 2.9.
79% waning gibbous Moon

Full size image (2626 x 1952)