Images of planets may be captured with a web camera and a telescope using prime focus method and eyepiece projection method.
The prime focus method involves replacing the web camera’s lens with the lens (or mirror) of a telescope.
The eyepiece projection method involves projecting an image onto the web camera’s sensor with the help of an eyepiece.
Record 2-3 minute videos of the planet and then use a software to extract still image frames from the video. Look for the best-looking image (sharp, clear, with lots of details) and then use a software to look for other images that are similar in quality. These frames will be registered (compared and aligned automatically) and then stacked (combined) to form one single image using a software such as IRIS (Windows) or SIRIL (Linux).
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