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The steps described below were taken to:

·         Capture a video of Jupiter using SharpCap.

·         Stack the resulting video using Autostakkert to produce a single TIF image.

·         Process the TIF image with Registax to bring out planetary detail.

The video in this example was captured under clear-sky with a 99% waxing moon.  The capture took place around midnight of 10th May 2017, when Jupiter was due south in the North West of the UK.

The following equipment was used:

·         Celestron C8 SCT telescope.

·         Celestron CG5 Advanced GT equatorial mount.

·         Altair GPCAM MONO v1 camera.

·         Altair 685nm IR blocking filter (optional).

·         Celestron 2x Barlow lens.

The following laptop was used for the video capture:

·         Lenovo T400

·         2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor

·         8Gb memory

·         120Gb SSD drive

The following software was used:

·         SharpCap 3.0.3881  – to capture the video in SER format.

·         SER Player  – to inspect the completed SER video.

·         Autostakkert v2.6.8  – to stack the video frames to produce a single TIF image.

·         Registax v6.1 – to process the TIF image to enhance detail.

The process described below has resulted in image consistency by systematically following a basic procedure.  The next steps to improve the resultant images would be to look at achieving higher frame rates during the capture.