Have a look at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=211
. For that Jupiter image, in Registax, Layer 2 slider
was set to ~20. That was the only Layer used. There should be some useful capture/process info in there for you as the capture was done with a Celestron C8. For lunar/planetary, I always set the offset/brightness/black level to the minimum allowable setting in order to achieve the 'whale shaped histogram ' for log selected, see https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/#Using% ... %20Quality
The layers are to do with pixel radius:
Layer 1 => small pixel sharpening
layer 6 => larger pixel sharpening
and are related to Unsharp Mask
radius setting in PhotoShop or GIMP. I have seen (older) imaging books where sharpening was done in Photoshop.
Planets were low here at 53N in 2018 so no real chance to improve on 2017's efforts. Maybe this year .....
Some Saturn info here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=256
, same approach as Jupiter. Expect to have to use a high gain to get something. For general entertainment, here is my first ever image of Saturn (first ever image actually). It took me 3 nights to get it on the camera sensor
First time using a telescope, using a 2x barlow (reduced brightness and FOV), red dot finder/scope not aligned
One year later
Persistence is the key …