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by PDB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 271

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: 271

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,...
by PDB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems

Hi, 44 items is correct. You should look in T his PC > OS:(C) > Users > Alexandra & Darren Not in appdata or further down. But .... I don't like the & sign in the folder name (You created a username Alexandra & Darren?) These special signs (and also the spaces, but I gues the & sign) might create al...
by PDB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems

Hi, the log file should be found in that firecapture folder it creates. But I wonder if something makes it impossible to create a new folder there. If you go to that folder with explorer (This PC -> Arrow Up -> and double click on the foler with User Icon and User Name) - Do you see a folder firecap...
by PDB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems

Hmmm, frustrating. Do you have a log file in the firecapture folder. (proably Torsten asked that already). I have been working with the beta version all day (and night) with camera, telescope, focuser and autoguiding. Only one problem when switching ROI when autoguiding is running, then it sometimes...
by PDB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems

Well found one reason how this could happen .... If you already have a firecapture folder in your home folders then the first startup hangs. It uses now a firecapture folder in your home folders for all settings. (if the folder exists, it tries to use it, but does not contain valid data. If it does ...
by PDB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Point Grey (FLIR) cameras and Firecapture problems

Hi Alexandra, However some of the cameras are not operating at full frame rates like on the old computer. The worst offender is the ZWO ASI174 where I am only getting 40 fps rather than 65 fps. The FLIR Blackfly colour is getting 40fps instead of 45fps. Did you check USBTraffic value? It probably de...
by PDB
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ASI 174MM and Firecapture - endless issues - looking for alternatives!
Replies: 26
Views: 4773

Re: ASI 174MM and Firecapture - endless issues - looking for alternatives!

Also check the "display" frame rate. (button left above the display screen)
That regulates your view-framerate. Try setting it to MAX.

Paul
by PDB
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Reflected Sunlight
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Reflected Sunlight

Thansk everyone.
Well most of it is luck. It needs to be visble from your location, and the weather needs to cooperate ...

Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Reflected Sunlight
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Reflected Sunlight

Hello,

well everything was sunlit this moring, not only Earth :lol:
Venusbedekking.jpg
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Kind regards,

Paul
by PDB
Tue May 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Animations with FireCapture
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Animations with FireCapture

You can use the autorunner function.

Select the # images, delay and time limit per video.
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Paul
by PDB
Tue May 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: SSM settings
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: SSM settings

Hi, suppose you are using the plugin from Joachim Stehle. Have been using that for a while but have never used the delay. Good seeing is scarse so I always tried to keep as much good frames as possible. I created my own monitor and plugin which is also free to use (https://github.com/paul-db/SolarMo...
by PDB
Mon May 11, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Processed images cannot be resized
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Processed images cannot be resized

Hmmm, gonna need more details. - What OS (i suppose windonws? but never seen resize when I right click on an image, but some programs can add functions to the right click options, so you never know) - Format you saved the image in IMPPG (compressed tiff does not work with all programs) - Short expla...
by PDB
Fri May 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Firecapture dummy cam doesn’t show sun
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Firecapture dummy cam doesn’t show sun

Wel you can if you have an avi recording of the sun.

In the firecapture install folder navigate to testImages folder
Create a folder called sun
copy the avi file in that folder named as sun.avi

That should do the trick

Paul
by PDB
Wed May 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: old Televue 2.5x barlow
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: old Televue 2.5x barlow

Yes can be done. Now I remember what was the problem with hardware bin. It is done on chip, but then the ADC will be set in 12bit mode instead of 14bit.

Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Wed May 06, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: old Televue 2.5x barlow
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: old Televue 2.5x barlow

Mark, don't you mean oversampling? The signal in this case is spread over more pixels. Yes the 178 can perfectly bin 2x2 (even 3x3 and 4x4). It is a software bin in the driver (there is a possibilty of sort of hardware bin but somewhere I read it is not advised to use that. CMOS do no really bin lik...
by PDB
Mon May 04, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Buying a scope from USA
Replies: 19
Views: 1233

Re: Buying a scope from USA

Company 7, Opt, Hutech

see https://solarscope.co.uk/dealers/
by PDB
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Saturday 25th April collection
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: Saturday 25th April collection

Alexandra,

what a collection!
The WL granulation shots are outstanding. I was struggling on Sunday, focusing and imaging, and finally thought I had a decent pic of the AR with granulation. Then I saw this. Well i have more disk space now. :lol:

Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Thank you Elon
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Thank you Elon

During capturing comet Atlas yesterday :evil:
Photobomb.jpg
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Final result
Atlas-2404.jpg
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Paul
by PDB
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PORES!
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: PORES!

Yes, but difficult to image due to terrible seeing conditions. (3~8", few times 1")
2020-04-25-1112_8-R-Sun_lapl3_ap195_conv.jpg
2020-04-25-1112_8-R-Sun_lapl3_ap195_conv.jpg (66.07 KiB) Viewed 1163 times
WL - Red filter

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by PDB
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cooling camera in easy way
Replies: 22
Views: 1676

Re: Cooling camera in easy way

Salvo, Good solution if you drop temp by 15°! What is the direction of the air-flow on your solution. Did you make any test with the fan mounted in opposite direction? (You could also add a cheap TEC element. (there are some really cheap ones, and easy to control), that should bring temp even more d...
by PDB
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: ASI183 FPS and settings
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: ASI183 FPS and settings

Hi, check what speed you get (fps) when capturing with and without saving to disk. If the speed is already bad (and loosing frames) without the capture active (saving) then the SSD does not help. If you ar use FireCapture you should set the buffering, that also helps. (under settings -> general-> us...
by PDB
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Photoshop version and alternatives
Replies: 10
Views: 3114

Re: Photoshop version and alternatives

+1 for Gimp as well.
Can do everyting you need. Has also a plugin with several extra usefull filters (gmic for gimp)

Paul
by PDB
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: ASI183 FPS and settings
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: ASI183 FPS and settings

Depends on the program used Mark.

In FC it's called USB Traffic (set in the Control window under the Gear Icon (More button)

In my old SharpCap is called Turbo USB
and in Genika under Options -> Performance -> Bandwith limit

P.
by PDB
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: ASI183 FPS and settings
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: ASI183 FPS and settings

Hi, the max fps range of the ASI183 in full resolution is 19fps. But you will need a fast computer and usb connection to get that. Also important for that is that USB limit is set at 100%. (But you risc dropping frames when your system can't coop) You also did not specify exposure length setting. Th...