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by Boso36
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?

I agree Marty with you. I have been reading about the various options for SSD and RAM and CPU configurations, and I will try your method first.

Now, it’s time to look for a bargain laptop.

Thanks for the warning about LCD screen sizes, there are problems with setup etc.

Magnus
by Boso36
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?

Thanks Rusted, that’s an interesting idea to use a large 25 inch LCD screen instead of the tiny laptop screen!

Magnus
by Boso36
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?

Thanks guys for your help, Rainer, Marty, and Rusted. It’s like I should be getting at least a i5 or i7 quad core or higher processor, 1TB SSD maybe PCie nvme 1000 GB SSD, 16 Gb ram, and usb3 preferably powered usb3 hub as Marty uses! I will test Marty’s setup as that does not seem that expensive, t...
by Boso36
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Solar imaging - computer write speed/FPS values?

Hi, I have tried to look and search but have not yet been able to work out : A reasonable imaging computer (acquiring data from camera) would have ideal values of: 1) write speed in Mb/second 2) frames per second for about frames with 1280 x 960 pixel image size In Sharpcap, there is a Test Write Sp...
by Boso36
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Solar Reference Library
Topic: Solar Imaging Tutorial, Focus, Flat Calibration, Exposure | Jan 20th 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Solar Imaging Tutorial, Focus, Flat Calibration, Exposure | Jan 20th 2020

Thank you ! Marty Wise. I will go through your guide as soon as I get time off work.
:band


Magnus.
by Boso36
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: DSLR Solar Photography??
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: DSLR Solar Photography??

Hello James, I don't think you need such a camera for solar. You can make much better use of the Nikon. For solar (white light) you would not need your solar telescopes. A reasonable mono camera could be used. What's more important is your capture equipment. What laptop or acquisition system will yo...
by Boso36
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mercury transit image
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: Belated mercury transit image

[/quote] Hi Magnus, I use Revelation 0.5x Focal Reducer 1.25 inch. They're fairly cheap at around £25 you can get 2inch versions for twice that price. The reducer just attaches to the nose piece of the zwo asi camera. Not sure if that would work with the quark. [/quote] Thanks Stardust, I was quite ...
by Boso36
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Belated mercury transit image
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: Belated mercury transit image

Sorry peps, only just got around to this one on a wet rainy afternoon here in the UK. Lunt 60mm double stack telescope with bf 1200. ZWO asi120mm camera. False colour added in photoshop cs2. Hi, I have not been able to see your mercury transit image, as my mobile device is short of memory. You have...
by Boso36
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A new, belong to Cycle-25, sunspot!
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: A new, belong to Cycle-25, sunspot!

Wow! Enjoy your new Lunt LS50HaPT. Wish I could afford those expensive things!!

Magnus
by Boso36
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Time for selling...
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Time for selling...

Hi Bob,

Just wondering what you want to sell? I could be tempted to buy if it's the right price/solar equipment!

Magnus.
London
by Boso36
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Why no DSLR cameras?
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Why no DSLR cameras?

Hi dhkaiser, I would like a lunt ls60 Ha telescope as well but cannot be sure of its worth compared to my 70mm ED refractor+Quark. What camera will you use as the total plus the mount could add up. I have thought about this, but would not spend this even if I was Bill Gates. As I have less than 12 c...
by Boso36
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full Disc 24 December 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Full Disc 24 December 2019

Lovely work. Mostly cloudy in the UK. Did you take a white light version? That would be easier than Calcium K?
by Boso36
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: New version of ImPPG: faster processing on the GPU
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: New version of ImPPG: faster processing on the GPU

Thanks Great Attractor! I will mark this post, as I will aim to upgrade with similar GPu and cpu speed. Imppgr is great, but I thought it was fast enough already!!
by Boso36
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Large Prominences | Oct 15th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Today's Large Prominences | Oct 15th 2019

Ok, thank you. I did not know F10 systems were possible.
I will keep on practising.

Clear skies and sunshine to you as well, Brian. Great youtube video you have posted on your solar imaging!! Thanks very much.

Magnus
by Boso36
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's Large Prominences | Oct 15th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Today's Large Prominences | Oct 15th 2019

Dear Marty, Magnificent work, really detailed and flat looking solar images! I love your animation of the proms, superb! I saw your YouTube video - thanks. I have had to take notes and view your video several times. Do you still use your ASI174mm camera, it had this strange effect on the image at ce...
by Boso36
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ? dust inside Quark
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: ? dust inside Quark

Dear Mark,

Yes, i will work on my other video files which I took later on, some are .SER files, and my technique and focusing may be better. I hope they are better.
Yes, I will post my solar images soon, once I get in the right mood for going through all those files !!

Magnus
by Boso36
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ? dust inside Quark
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: ? dust inside Quark

Hi Mark! Thanks for your help ! I couldn't find a way to get the images in the post, so I included an astrobin link in the earlier posting. Anyhow, I don't know how to take the blocking filter out, as everything looks really tight in the Quark chromosphere. I did send images of the Quark to Daystarf...
by Boso36
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: ? dust inside Quark
Replies: 4
Views: 581

? dust inside Quark

Dear Solar Chat forum, I wonder if anyone can help ? I am getting worried. I bought a Quark chromosphere filter at an astronomy show in March 2019 in the UK, for a slight discount. I noticed mainly: 1) loose compression ring in the eyepiece holder part (top of the Quark); as it would not really affe...
by Boso36
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: From June 29 and 30
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Focal reducer 0.5x with Quark setupquery

Thanks, Valery I have access to the sun in the east from about 10 am and later. Even at the earliest, I would be aiming close to the tops of houses with their hot roofs. I agree with you that ideally a focal length of about 4500 mm would be ideal for the 4.5 µm pixels in the sensor. I plan to try m...
by Boso36
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Quark Testing Round 2 (I'm getting happier)
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Quark Testing Round 2 (I'm getting happier)

Thats really helpful, Starry Jack ! I have never used a negative dial position before; I thought a +3 position was optimal for proms ! Oh well, I will test this when I get the chance, but it could be in over 6 months time, as I will be away for a while out of the country and unable to use telescopic...
by Boso36
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Prominences & Disc | HA | Sept 28th 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Prominences & Disc | HA | Sept 28th 2019

Thank you Marty. I bought a 0.5x focal reducer, but I think its the wrong one (fits into 1.25 inch eyepieces), Datyson 0.5x focal reducer, costing 5 gbp. I tried it but couldn't get a proper image (wrongly fits/not correct reducer). I couldn't find one for ZWO ASI120mm. I think this is a promising n...
by Boso36
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Today's SUN (20190928) | SM60, SM90II
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Today's SUN (20190928) | SM60, SM90II

Really good work again Pedro!
Keep up the hard work!

Magnus
London
by Boso36
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August and September Sun - longest post ever
Replies: 22
Views: 907

Re: August and September Sun - longest post ever

Thanks Alexandra. I appreciate it.

Magnus
by Boso36
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August and September Sun - longest post ever
Replies: 22
Views: 907

Re: August and September Sun - longest post ever

Really nice story and imaging, Alexandra. I liked all your pictures, especially the milky way in France. The full disc images of the sun were fantastic! 😀 I will have to learn how to move my camera to get the various frames required, but I might get the ZWO174mm when I thinks its worth it. I get New...
by Boso36
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: August and September Sun - longest post ever
Replies: 22
Views: 907

Re: August and September Sun - longest post ever

Wow, thats a long but very interesting post. Thank you Alexandra. You are right! I bought my Quark in mid March 2919, and I have only been able to image on less than 14 days!! I try to avoid imaging on days with boiling heatwaves as my AsI120mm-S is not cooled, and I don't want skin burns!! I was wo...