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Michael Teoh
Penang, Malaysia
02:12 am

Equipment Details:

APM 80/500 Telescope
GSO 2x Barlow + TeleVue 3x Barlow
RGB Filters
QHY5L-II-M Camera

Post-processing Details:

Stacked with AutoStakkert!3
Wavelet adjustment with Registax 6
Enhancement with Photoshop 2020

Image Details:

Here I did an experiment to test the capability of a small telescope for planetary imaging. With the relatively "extreme" setup, the effective focal length is above 3000mm at a focal ratio of at least f/37.5. The result is definitely beyond my expectation.