Impressive seeing and good transparency. This was the first night with my new laptop, a Dell Precision 7540. The storage in my late-2013 MacBook Pro was becoming too restrictive for planetary imaging with the C14. Previously, I would disconnect the USB hub with the accessories and delay imaging Saturn for 15 to 20 minutes to transfer Jupiter recordings to an external drive. One of my strategies to alleviate the delay was to set the filter wheel to the methane band filter and disconnect everything afterwards, but having much more storage makes this process a thing of the past. Having 3 slots for SSDs and 4 for RAM gives me plenty of room to upgrade if needed.
Celestron C14 EdgeHD
Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow
FireCapture v2.6 Settings ------------------------------------ Observer=Ethan Chappel Location=Cibolo Scope=Celestron C14 EdgeHD Camera=ZWO ASI290MM Filter=CH4 Profile=Saturn Diameter=17.84" Magnitude=0.35 CMI=290.8° CMIII=284.2° (during mid of capture) FocalLength=3950mm (F/11) Resolution=0.15" Filename=2020-06-06-1012_2-EC-CH4-Sat.ser Date=060620 Start=100929.187 Mid=101214.939 End=101500.692 Start(UT)=100929.187 Mid(UT)=101214.939 End(UT)=101500.692 Duration=331.505s Date_format=ddMMyy Time_format=HHmmss LT=UT -6h Frames captured=4131 File type=SER Binning=no ROI=696x382 ROI(Offset)=0x0 FPS (avg.)=12 Shutter=80.00ms Gain=480 (80%) HighSpeed=off AutoGain=off USBTraffic=100 SoftwareGain=10 (off) FPS=100 (off) Brightness=1 (off) Gamma=50 (off) AutoExposure=off AutoHisto=75 (off) Histogramm(min)=0 Histogramm(max)=160 Histogramm=62% Noise(avg.deviation)=4.24 Limit=600 Seconds Sensor temperature=30.6°C Focuser position=820