Budget Planetary Imaging

An astronomy enthusiast excitedly recounts purchasing a barely-used 127mm SkyWatcher Maksutov telescope for under £100, ideal for planetary imaging. They also acquired a SkyWatcher AZ-GTI mount due to its portability and suitability for visual use and astrophotography. Choosing the ZWO ASI 183MC camera for its higher resolution, and utilizing calm skies and the Astronomy Tools software, they achieved quality planetary images, promising to share their image processing techniques through a tutorial.