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by PDB
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New flats from DayStar Filters!
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: New flats from DayStar Filters!

and Genika has autofocus (works very well)
Attacheh a file on how to focus using the histogram (would quote the author, but no way I can find it back)

Paul
by PDB
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New flats from DayStar Filters!
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: New flats from DayStar Filters!

Looked at the video on their page on how to use it. Particulary enjoyed the part where the guy is saying to "trash this Quark, our customers will never get such a bad one" . Maybe he should come and look at mine, which now serves as excellent paper weight.

Paul
by PDB
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 28
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: November 28

Thanks Mark & Eric.

P.
by PDB
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 28
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: November 28

Thanks everyone for the comments and the SPOD.
Oh Paul! always do a systems check like an aircraft before proceeding
Alexandra: if you look at "Aircrash Investigation" you see pilots, from time to time, seem to forget or don't follow these either. ;)

Paul
by PDB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 28
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: October 28

Very good but just wanted to let you know we are in the month of November

yeah, little confused lately, too much going on.
Even almost fried the camera this morning, forgot to put on the AstroSolar. Luckally the Sun was still hiding behind a building. That's why I never do visual.

Paul
by PDB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: November 28
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: October 28

Very good but just wanted to let you know we are in the month of November

yeah, little confused lately, too much going on.
Even almost fried the camera this morning, forgot to put on the AstroSolar. Luckally the Sun was still hiding behind a building. That's why I never do visual.

Paul
by PDB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 28
Replies: 14
Views: 261

November 28

Too much work testing all kind of things but once in a while some solar imaging. Low Sun, buildings and trees so very small capture window. Full disk with the 80 mm f/6, (view image to see full resolution) 2020-11-28-0955.jpg detail with the 120 mm f/8.3 (view image to see full resolution) 2020-11-2...
by PDB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: November 28
Replies: 9
Views: 119

November 28

Too much work testing all kind of things but once in a while some solar imaging. Low Sun, buildings and trees so very small capture window. Full disk with the 80 mm f/6, (view image to see full resolution) 2020-11-28-0955.jpg detail with the 120 mm f/8.3 (view image to see full resolution) 2020-11-2...
by PDB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Deciding which capture frames to keep
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Deciding which capture frames to keep

Hello David, Maybe you could try to match the SSM log file (either from Airylab or my software) to the frames from FireCapture. Best would be in that case to capture in SER format, where every frame will have a good timestamp. Difficulty will be to match it with the "sorted" frames in AS!3. Probably...
by PDB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: SPOD and sponsor images
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: SPOD and sponsor images

Hi,

looks like these come from www.solarastronomy.org

Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: SPOD and sponsor images
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: SPOD and sponsor images

Alexandra, what I understand from this: images which are on a "non-secure" website (http) wil not be shown when linked in a page. The website containing the image must be https (an therefore have a certificate to prove it is the correct one) Maybe a bit exagerated in this case, but I can see the nee...
by PDB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I think I caught the ISS (or a flea on my objective)
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: I think I caught the ISS (or a flea on my objective)

According to the info from Calsky in your previous post, the ISS is 30" in diameter. (size can vary a lot, but 30" is not that small)

Did the calculation right for an ASI174 but my figures seemed to large ....

Anyway 30" is in between the size of Mars and Jupiter, so should be clearly visible.

Paul
by PDB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Ser files review
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Ser files review

Hello Franco,

I use SER player: https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/ser-player

Works very well, and allows to extracr individual images and other processing.

You can use also PIPP to do some extractions, qualiity sort and lots more.

Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020

Have you tried Genika? You can try without the camera registered in the licence file, it will work but you won't be able to use the record function. If that shows the same problems, then there is something wrong with the ASI Camera driver. (That should install by itseld in latest W10, but you can al...
by PDB
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020

Hi, well the speeds have nothing to do with AVI orr SER. The camera just deliver a "raw" image to the sofware, and the software decides how to convert it/write to file ... Usually the speeds drops to half the speed when you change to 16 bit (and AVI can't do 16bit, SER can) Theoretical speed for the...
by PDB
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020

Alexandra,

if you recorded in SER format, the player will report the framerate the file was recorded.
If I look at the size & speed (in '/min) for that transit, I would say everything above 40fps the ISS image will be overlapping from one frame to the next. (80fps probably half the ISS size)

Paul
by PDB
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: I saw the ISS today 20-08-2020

That's a good one Alexandra.
Luck is usually the major factor for these events. (Needs to be one, low passagge, weather needs to be good ...)
Do yo have some info on the shutter speed you used. Since it is CAK probably you couldn't use the shortest exposure, but still remarkable sharp.

Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ISS Transit 2020-08-08
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: ISS Transit 2020-08-08

wow nice what camera did you use

I use the ASI178MM. The small pixels are a good match with the f8.3 scope.

Paul
by PDB
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: ISS Transit 2020-08-08
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: ISS Transit 2020-08-08

wow nice what camera did you use

I use the ASI178MM. The small pixels are a good match with the f8.3 scope.

Paul
by PDB
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ISS Transit 2020-08-08
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: ISS Transit 2020-08-08

You asked, here the detail
ISS_Detail.png
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Paul
by PDB
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: ISS Transit 2020-08-08
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: ISS Transit 2020-08-08

You asked, here the detail
ISS_Detail.png
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Paul
by PDB
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ISS Transit 2020-08-08
Replies: 13
Views: 398

ISS Transit 2020-08-08

Hi,

Passage of ISS in front of the Sun. ISS size was 57" (but transit less than 1 second) so a good oportunity. (despite heat-wave temperatures)

120mm f8.3 with ND3.8
For maximum details, pls view at full resolution.
ISS-20200808.jpg
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Paul
by PDB
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: ISS Transit 2020-08-08
Replies: 9
Views: 295

ISS Transit 2020-08-08

Hi,

Passage of ISS in front of the Sun. ISS size was 57" (but transit less than 1 second) so a good oportunity. (despite heat-wave temperatures)

120mm f8.3 with ND3.8
For maximum details, pls view at full resolution.
ISS-20200808.jpg
ISS-20200808.jpg (479.05 KiB) Viewed 344 times
Paul
by PDB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 1043

Re: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems

You can try to change the user name via control panel. But I don't know if that will also change the folder names.
On the start icon, just type control panel, there you can change account names.

Paul
by PDB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 1043

Re: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems

Ok. Went thru all the microsoft [poopy] to create a local account (used to be simple in the earlier days) and named it "Paul & Els" Downloaded firecapture, unzipped it. Started it and gues: it does NOT work! so that's the reason. Can you signal this to Torsten, maybe he can find a solution. Regards,...