My mother cam across a handicam she has. It's resolution is not very high, but it's optics are very good!

Manually setting focus to ∞. So i had to point it at the moon and venus! Venus was more or less a blob, but i realized, Venus is brighter than full daylight here, so it's waaay overlit. I manually set it down, and it looks like it actually sees the crescent!
@astro #planet #astronomy

@astro using the power of programming, i cropped the to venus, and turned the pixelated image into a vague image with poorly conceived combination of video into an image.

First image is a raw frame, second it figures out the exact shift and adds them together where it actually draws on a bigger "canvas".
Last image took the positions per-color and then recombined everything.

That last one seems to keep the horizonal line artifact, a bit, not sure why.

the part of the image to use is done by threshhold and position by average of position weighed by pixel values.

This one does positions for all colors together again, which seems better. But it also averages positions obtained from nearby frame. Seems a little better.

@astro It looks better if i add some pixels to the cropping. Below is Saturn and Venus, both grainy & processed, 876 and 1450 frames respectively. I don't consider this resolving the rings. #planet #astronomy

The average pixel value should be centered, but is instead right-down.. Some thing is wrong there.. Hope it's just that.

@jasper @astro What setup did you use to take the photos? it doesnt look like your telescope or lense is able to resolve something of the size of jupiter or saturn

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