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by Bruce Girrell
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Is anyone using FireCapture on a Mac?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Is anyone using FireCapture on a Mac?

OK, so I gave up on SharpCap and tried loading a native Mac version of FireCapture. Unfortunately, FireCapture requires running a particular command shell and loading a Ruby library. The instructions for doing so, provided with the FireCapture download, do not work. I can't even find the Settings ch...
by Bruce Girrell
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quarks: Chromosphere vs Prominence
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Quarks: Chromosphere vs Prominence

Valery, I'm not sure that I comprehend what you are getting at. How does this nonuniformity show up in an image? The Chromosphere model is tunable, but its FWHM remains constant at somewhere between 0.5A and 0.3A (depending on the individual unit), if I understand correctly. Marty, Thanks. I was lea...
by Bruce Girrell
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Awesome Huge Proms! | Quark + 120mm | July 3rd 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Today's Awesome Huge Proms! | Quark + 120mm | July 3rd 2018

Nice proms

There are some absolutely gorgeous big proms out there today
One looks like a large, spreading shade tree.
Why oh why oh why won't my camera work???
by Bruce Girrell
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SharpCap using Parallels on Mac
Replies: 0
Views: 127

SharpCap using Parallels on Mac

I have Parallels running. I have Windows 10 running. My camera is recognized by the system. SharpCap starts up. But SharpCap cannot find the camera. Any ideas or suggestions for troubleshooting? When the camera is plugged in, I am shown two options. One choice is to connect the USB device to the Mac...
by Bruce Girrell
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quarks: Chromosphere vs Prominence
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Quarks: Chromosphere vs Prominence

Has anyone here had the opportunity to test Daystar Quark Chromosphere and Prominence models side-by-side? How much difference do you actually see? Are the proms really that subdued on the Chromosphere model? How much disk detail is lost with the Prominence model? Is it really worth buying two diffe...
by Bruce Girrell
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominences and spiculaes. High Res. Alter to Quark etalon.
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Prominences and spiculaes. High Res. Alter to Quark etalon.

So are you simply using the Ha passband of the Aries D-ERF to produce these?

Bruce G
by Bruce Girrell
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A huge Prominence
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: A huge Prominence

Wow!
That's huge!
by Bruce Girrell
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Out with the old ... 19/06/2018
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Out with the old ... 19/06/2018

Very nice job on the AR
by Bruce Girrell
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: (Updated) First light with Blackfly S (5 Mp sensor)
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: (Updated) First light with Blackfly S (5 Mp sensor)

Love the cat
I'll bet it's warm there
by Bruce Girrell
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180613) BIG prom
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Today's SUN (20180613) BIG prom

Very nice Pedro.
Excellent detail in the prom
by Bruce Girrell
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: absolute point of focus processing technique
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: absolute point of focus processing technique

OK... I'm going to have to view that a couple of times. I'm good up to the conversion to smart objects and then I start to lose it. Apparently it is this part that is represented by the R of APF-R. The technique up to that point is essentially a multi-resolution unsharp mask. It is clearly an effect...
by Bruce Girrell
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: absolute point of focus processing technique
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: absolute point of focus processing technique

At the end of the intro video, Kaltseis suggests that we read the "additional information" PDF file before viewing the next video (at 4:15 in the video). I can't seem to locate the PDF file. Anyone else know where it is? Is it maybe the information on the main page with the red label "usage" that th...
by Bruce Girrell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Dont fall out of your chair...
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Dont fall out of your chair...

Oh wow!!!
I can only dream

How much time is represented?
by Bruce Girrell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: hydrogen alpha - 0.0 angstroms
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: hydrogen alpha - 0.0 angstroms

That's fantastic!!!
Where did you get that?
by Bruce Girrell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: les bombes d'ellerman
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: les bombes d'ellerman

Works for me
Dramatic animation. Lots going on
by Bruce Girrell
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A nice solar harvest 3rd June
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: A nice solar harvest 3rd June

Very nice Alexandra!
by Bruce Girrell
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20180601) + NEW scope
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: Today's SUN (20180601) + NEW scope

Sweet! I have a TEC 140 on order as we speak. I'll be very eager to see your results.
by Bruce Girrell
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 31st of May 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Sol from the 31st of May 2018.

Very, very nice
Delicious detail
by Bruce Girrell
Thu May 31, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2712 and prom from May 30
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: AR2712 and prom from May 30

Montana wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:37 am
(I struggle with Firecapture).
I thought it was just me. I have tried to move to FireCapture, but keep having to go back to SharpCap, as I just haven't gotten the hang of FireCapture

Bruce G
by Bruce Girrell
Thu May 31, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 27th and 29th of May 2018.
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Sol from the 27th and 29th of May 2018.

Some wonderful detail there Eric
by Bruce Girrell
Thu May 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sol from the 28th of May 2018.
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Sol from the 28th of May 2018.

Wow! Sharp CaK and wonderful Ha.
I literally said "Wow!" out loud when I scrolled down to the Ha. Beautiful
by Bruce Girrell
Thu May 31, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: strange things!!!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: strange things!!!!!!

Thanks Paul. I didn't know that. I'm still new to this stuff. I'm surprised there's that much difference in design. I'm glad I don't have that iissue with my model. I can't imagine that placing the barlow in front of the BF would be a big thing. It's a lens, so 99+% of the energy simply passes throu...
by Bruce Girrell
Wed May 30, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Telescopes, Mounts & Observatories
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Telescopes, Mounts & Observatories

Wow
Seriously wow

Nice gear