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by PDB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: November 28
Replies: 6
Views: 41

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: 6
Views: 41

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: 152

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: 238

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: 238

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: 307

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: 352

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: 568

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: 568

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: 568

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: 568

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: 308

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: 229

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: 308

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: 229

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: 308

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: 229

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 278 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: 837

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: 837

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: 837

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: 837

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: 837

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: 837

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: 837

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: 5788

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