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by denababy
Sun May 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: strange things!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: strange things!!!!!!

Thanks Bruce G I will read and reread your post, really great information thanks. Paul, I have Four ccd cameras but the only one where I can achieve focus is the zwo. I have replaced the Hellical focuser with a Feathertouch one. I am hoping tomorrow (Tuesday 21st May) will be sunny so I can put sugg...
by denababy
Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: strange things!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 110

strange things!!!!!!

12_13_51.CameraSettings.txt I have tried and tried but cannot fathom this problem. When I take an out of focus shot to be used as flat calibration on the surface I only change the focus and nothing else. When I then open the surface vid and apply the out of focus vid I get a shadow and where the sk...
by denababy
Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

Just goes to show I know very little. I have and will have a good look at the settings.
by denababy
Fri May 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

I tell a lie, I hooked everything up and looked very very closely and there were the rings. You are correct PDB I do have the 120mm, yes I installed the drivers, Iam going to look to see if there are newer drivers. The horizontal lines I think are Newton rings. and I try to get rid of them by using ...
by denababy
Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

09_53_11_g6_ap1605.png the last few days have been ok ish so I set up my Lunt Etc. and took a few videos. Firstly I could not see any Newtons rings until I opened the file then they were as plain as day. After adjusting my tuning very slowly I managed to get some detail, that's the first problem ne...
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

Thank you Theo, if I use any Barlow at whatever magnification it is impossible to get any where near focus. I Have three ccd cameras, DMK 21 an Altair Astro 8gm and the ZWO, out of those three only the zwo works on my Lunt. I have emailed Lunt a few times but never received a full answer. I changed ...
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

When we next get some clear skies I will try Gamma at 50. I use the histogram and try to set everything so the reading is between 70 x 90. That way I am not clipping off data. I am really looking forward to getting some worthwhile shots of the Sun. Cheers
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

Hi the images look just as the pic. Is there something I should try during the capture process, my settings in Sharpcap are - exposure 0.10 ms, gain about 57 and Gamma at 1. Do I-need different equipment to improve things or should I be able to achieve better results using my Lunt 50 ah? I have an E...
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

Hi the pic is a stacked one from Autostakkert 2. The Newton’s rings I can get rid of using the flat, but I have problems when I load it, I must be doing something wrong. I follow Marty’s video step by step but must be missing something. Thanks for your time.
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

10_27_28_g6_ap1534.png
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Right I have saved the file as a png. hope this works.
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

Where will I find place in line? I have looked and looked but for the life of me I cannot see it. Wait until I can do this There may be quite a few pics to go along with my questions.10_27_28_g6_ap1534.png.tif
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

I am trying to upload a pic, I go to Full Editor & Preview, then attachments at the foot of the page then type in some words and hit submit but nothing seems to happen, what am I doing? Or what is the next step to upload a pic.
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

Trying and trying to insert a pic. It's all in the eye movement
by denababy
Wed May 16, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

hi in reply to my focus issue I focused using an eyepiece first then attached my camera and refocused using the magnification on Sharpcap (200).
by denababy
Tue May 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

Re: It is all in the detail.

Thanks for your replies. Yes the first thing I do is look through an eyepiece and tune the best I can, to ensure I have a good visual before I attach the camera. Tomorrow I am going to try and upload the stacked pic so that you can see the detail I have not got.
by denababy
Tue May 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: It is all in the detail.
Replies: 39
Views: 549

It is all in the detail.

Hi all, today’s problem for me is that I cannot get any detail in my videos. My equipment is a Lunt 50 ha single stack, zwo 120 mm camera, software is Sharpcap v 3 Autostakkert 2 and Photoshop cs 2. After careful alignment and clear blue skies I have taken numerous videos over two days but when I tr...
by denababy
Thu May 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Creating a flat frame issues.
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Creating a flat frame issues.

hi there I am now using my laptop instead of the Ipad to see if I can load a pic.
by denababy
Tue May 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Creating a flat frame issues.
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Creating a flat frame issues.

Hi everyone we have had a few days of clearish skies so I took the opportunity to image the Sun but when I loaded my flat frame onto the surface layer it was a real mess in that the image looked reversed and where it should have been black sky it looked very contrasty and the surface was various sha...
by denababy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar searcher or finder
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Solar searcher or finder

I might just might buy a Quark chromosphere and use on my Explore Scientific ed apo 80mm to view the Sun, I hope to get more detail than through my Lunt 50, on my Lunt I have a Sol searcher which obviously helps to find the Sun quickly, and I want to fit a similar thing on my Es. I wonder if any one...
by denababy
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Gimp or Photoshop cs3
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Gimp or Photoshop cs3

Hi Merlin66 where is this library? Do you mean the local library or is there one on this site?
by denababy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Gimp or Photoshop cs3
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Gimp or Photoshop cs3

Hi, as usual I’m looking for help and advice. I have managed to get to the point in processing where I need to merge the surface and proms prior to colouring, but there are no YouTube videos that show me how using Gimp, that is, none that I can find, are there any vids of Gimp in the same manner of ...
by denababy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt LS50 and barlow? Time of day to photo..
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Lunt LS50 and barlow? Time of day to photo..

Hi there if you watch a video on YouTube by Wise Imaging it will explain that taking an out of focus flat frame and loading it on your surface vid it gets rid of nr’s As well as any dust bunny’s. I to am a novice and have the same scope and camera as you, I have a Powermate 2x5 but cannot get enough...
by denababy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Clouds clear oh dear processing
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Clouds clear oh dear processing

Those of you that live in the UK are only to aware that cloudless days are few and far between so when we do indeed have one of those rare days I set up my Lunt 50 and laptop etc. There are a few days where there are breaks in the cloud but I have to setup from scratch, it must be wonderful to be pe...
by denababy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Powermate and no Sun!!!?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Powermate and no Sun!!!?

Yesterday I received my Tele vue Powermate but as yet the clouds won’t let the Sun come out to play so I guess I will just have to wait.
by denababy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Televue or not.
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Televue or not.

Hi all, I know I have asked this question before but I’m still cogitating wether to buy a Televue Powermate x2.5 I really don’t want to spend £200 if it will not do what I want, that is, improve my view and achieve focus with it on. My scope is a Lunt 50 and my cameras are DMK 21, Altair Astro and a...