Meade LPI Image Processing
You should have come to this page from a plea for help that I posted on the
alt.telescopes.meade newsgroup. Here's the story.
I have a Meade LPI and the Meade Autostar Suite. I am using the LPI with an
ETX-90 scope -- I realize the small aperture scope may not be the best choice for imaging
but I have also seen very good images shot through the ETX-90 using the LPI. I set
up my LPI and a 20mm eyepiece to be parfocal. I focussed on the moon with the
eyepiece, pulled out the eyepiece, inserted the LPI, and got an image on the computer
screen. I set the Autostar Suite to take 50 images and to autotrack -- I put the
cursor on a point on the image and the scope tracked that point perfectly. I then
saved the image(s) as .jpg and tried image processing. Here is the result.
This is a screen shot of the moon .jpg file as shown in Microsoft Image Composer.
This is what I saw when I opened the Autostar Suite Image Processing function and tried
to process the moon3.jpg image.
What am I doing wrong? When the LPI takes a series of images, should I save the
images as .jpg file, or, as the FTI or whatever it is that Meade uses?
Thanks for your assistance.