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Jupiter, 5 November 2020. QHY5III462C camera test.

I tested the new camera QHY5III462C for Jupiter. The Sony imx462 sensor is distinguished by its high sensitivity to infrared rays, which allows it to be used in monochrome when shooting at a wavelength of 850 nm or more. This camera is especially interesting for shooting with a methane CH4 filter (890 nm), since its sensitivity in the infrared range exceeds that of all modern amateur astronomical cameras, including those on Sony imx224, imx290 and imx178 sensors. If earlier when shooting with a monochrome camera QHY5III178m and a CH4 filter I had to set the maximum gain and shutter speeds of 100-200 ms, then with the QHY5III462C camera I can use shutter speeds of 20-30 ms with a gain of about 80%, which greatly simplifies focusing and improves image detail in the expense of a shorter exposure.

I didn’t like the 850nm QHY filter that came with the camera as it transmits infrared radiation at wavelengths less than 850nm. For shooting at this wavelength, I used a ZWO 850 nm filter.

The source ser-videos are available here.

Jupiter, 5 November 2020, 18:17

Jupiter, 5 November 2020, 18:17

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC
-2 extenders
-QHY IR-cut filter
QHY5III462C camera.
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 5584 (Autostakkert), wavelets (Registax 6).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Jupiter in the IR range (850 nm), November 5, 2020, 18:24

Jupiter in the IR range (850 nm), November 5, 2020, 18:24

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC
-2 extenders
ZWO 850 nm filter
QHY5III462C camera.
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 4034 (Autostakkert), wavelets (Registax 6).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Jupiter in IR range (ch4 methane 890 nm), November 5, 2020, 06:21 pm

Jupiter in IR range (ch4 methane 890 nm), November 5, 2020, 18:21

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC
-2 extenders
ZWO CH4 methane filter
QHY5III462C camera.
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 4028 (Autostakkert), wavelets (Registax 6).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Io and Jupiter, September 17, 2020, 21:02 (UTC +3)

Io and Jupiter, September 17, 2020, 21:02 (UTC +3)

Io and Jupiter, September 17, 2020, 21:02 (UTC +3)

Equipment
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC
ZWO ir-cut filter
ASI ZWO 183MC camera (50 fps).
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 4488 (Autostakkert), derotation of 6 stacks with WinJUPOS.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Animation 20:53-21:07 (UTC +3):

GIF

Jupiter, 31 July 2020, 00:50

On the night of July 31, 2020, the atmosphere was stable – perhaps the best of the entire capturing season. Also at the time of capturing the Great Red Spot was available for observation. The view of the planet on the screen was impressive – many small details on the planet’s disk. At the end of the capturing, I installed a CH4 methane filter and a monochrome camera in the telescope – the Great Red Spot became bright.

Jupiter, 31 July 2020, 00:50

Jupiter, 31 July 2020, 00:50

Equipment
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC
ZWO ir-cut filter
ASI ZWO 183MC camera (49 fps).
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 4468 (Autostakkert), derotation of 5 stacks with WinJUPOS (00:46-00:54).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

GIF Вращение Юпитера 00:41-00:54

Rotation of the Jupiter 00:41-00:54

Jupiter with CH4 methane filter, 31 July 2020, 00:57

Jupiter with CH4 methane filter, 31 July 2020, 00:57

Equipment
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC

– ZWO CH4 methane filter
QHY5III178m camera (5 fps)
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 1202 (Autostakkert), wavelets with Registax 6.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.