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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: 23
Views: 4340

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: 86

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: 86

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: 442

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: 192

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: 335

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: 177

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: 255

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: 255

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: 1096

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: 1099

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: 853

Thank you Elon

During capturing comet Atlas yesterday :evil:
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Final result
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Paul
by PDB
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PORES!
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

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
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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: 1609

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: 2371

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: 9
Views: 2993

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: 2371

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: 2371

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...
by PDB
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Daystar DS 60
Replies: 51
Views: 7024

Re: Daystar DS 60

That a nice image and shows, nothing wrong with the scope. That's good. Since the raw image coming out of stacking process already looks very bad only 2 possibilities left: - Autostakkert completely screwed up the stacking ... can happen, but dont think it did. You can check this by inspecting the i...
by PDB
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Daystar DS 60
Replies: 51
Views: 7024

Re: Daystar DS 60

Hi, there are some things in the image (raw) i don't really understand. The size of the Solar disc on the image Solar Scout has a 930mm focal length. The ASI 120 Sensor size is 4.8x3.8 (mm). No way the solar disc will fit unless with reducer. Did you use a reducer when catching the image? The soft c...
by PDB
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A great visual setup for solar observation
Replies: 20
Views: 4367

Re: A great visual setup for solar observation

That was going to be my question too.

Paul
by PDB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Quark Chromosphere - no image at all
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

Re: Quark Chromosphere - no image at all

Hi Jochen, looks a familiar experience first time Quark use. Wel if on a dual mount one scope point to the object, does not necessaraly mean the second one also does. (Cone error between the scopes). With the Quark the fov is very small, and also I had troubles finding the Sun first time. Also Quark...
by PDB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: And AR2759 op April 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 4288

Re: And AR2759 op April 4th

yep
by PDB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: And AR2759 op April 4th
Replies: 16
Views: 4288

Re: And AR2759 op April 4th

Thank you all for the comments. Seeing conditions were pretty good for that image.
Now (April 5) not much left of the spot. Did make an image this morning and I assume this is whats left or AR2759
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Regards,

Paul