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by PDB
Sat May 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Interesting new Quark design
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Interesting new Quark design

So you are ahead of me. Only my 2nd one that fails now

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by PDB
Sat May 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Interesting new Quark design
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Interesting new Quark design

http://www.daystarfilters.com/QuarkGemini.shtml

Hmm, seems complicated, wonder how good it will be ...

Paul
by PDB
Fri May 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Images taken May 9th 2019 and a question.
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Solar Images taken May 9th 2019 and a question.

Hi Martin, can confirm the ND3.8 gives much better results than the ND5. I have been using the ND5 in my C8 at prime focus and this still ok, but adding extra filters (baader continuum ...) will make exposure to slow. Also if adding any barlow to increase f/ratio will need the 3.8. (ND 3.8 is diffic...
by PDB
Wed May 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Two spots - 7 May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Two spots - 7 May 2019

it's in the options -> others tab

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by PDB
Wed May 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Electronic focuser the Sesto Senso.
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Electronic focuser the Sesto Senso.

Hi, got that focuser recently but could not do much testing yet. (Hospital took me out-of-business again) I wanted to attach it to a cheap GSO Crayford. It works, but because the 10x spindle of the GSO is not really straight and the Sesto connector is the stiff type that gave some wobble. I then att...
by PDB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: FireCapture: How to get 12bit video.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: FireCapture: How to get 12bit video.

Mark, is there a way you can compare the both files on the image data? I have no experience with PGR cams but it looks odd to me that there are differences. I know from Torsten he just writes down the values coming from the cams in the SER files and that should be no different to for Fits. I could d...
by PDB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solar Continuum April 18 - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Solar Continuum April 18 - 2019

Hi,

one from this morning
Q2019-04-18-0833-PDB-540nm-AR2739-AR2738.jpg
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Best seen at full resolution

And small ROi on AR2739
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Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: I need a laptop that matches the speed of ZWO ASI174

Hi, cheapest option probably is to build an SSSM. Then there is no need anymore to transfer huge amounts of data from the buffer to the disc (since only good seeing moments are saved) That with a good USB3 connection and enough memory (I use 16Gb) should do. Other option, but the laptop needs to sup...
by PDB
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New spots?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: New spots?

Yep! small spots see http://www.solarham.net/latest_imagery/hmi4.htm
(spaceweather does not update frequenly)

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by PDB
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calculating Field Rotation With an Alt Az Mount For Solar Timelapses
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Calculating Field Rotation With an Alt Az Mount For Solar Timelapses

Mark, have you tried this in AS!3? Might solve your problem. No idea if it works. (but seems you need to calculate de rotatiion degree first, think I have this somewhere but need to dig very deep ....)

Is is under advanced -> experimental features
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by PDB
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: First solar shot ASI290
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: First solar shot ASI290

Not only FOV that counts in this case Mark. The IMX has 3.75µm pixels. So with the TAl to get same resolution you would need 1.3x barlow limiting the FOV again. (For me that 290 and the TAL at f/10 looks a good choice. (Maybe undersampled in blue,but red should be ok fro Nyquist. Altthough tendency ...
by PDB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: FireCapture: How to get 12bit video.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: FireCapture: How to get 12bit video.

You can tell AS!3 that the 16bit is really something else via this choice
bits.jpg
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(from my IT background rather have 1 file with 30000 frames, than 30000 files in 1 directory ;) )

Paul
by PDB
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: FireCapture: How to get 12bit video.
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: FireCapture: How to get 12bit video.

have file type set to fits. Mark, won't that slow down capturing too much?? Then you end up with a huge amount of files for 1 capture (lots of overhead). I would just leave the file type SER and recording 16 bit. What I don't know is how PG passes the information thru the SDK. If they pass the 12 b...
by PDB
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2738 - April 13 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: AR2738 - April 13 2019

Thanks for the comments everyone. @Brian: hope you get good results with the plugin. After using it "for real" a few times now, I think there are a few things that could it make easier to use, so I am planning to do some work on it, mostly on the plugin. That will take some time (will need a new "he...
by PDB
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2738 - April 13 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 142

AR2738 - April 13 2019

Hi,

from this morning before cloudcover rolled in. With the C8, but looking at seeing values, maybe should have taken the SW120 ...
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Seeing.JPG
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Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Grasshopper 3 / Flycapture / Firecapture woes
Replies: 43
Views: 1117

Re: Grasshopper 3 / Flycapture / Firecapture woes

Alexandra, think you should handle this with ClearView. Normally (think it is an EEC regulation? not sure) it is the one who sold the goods , is the point of contact, not the producer. (At least this is for warranty, but these cam's seems to be covere by some warranty replacement/repair fee) That co...
by PDB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun March 24th
Replies: 20
Views: 412

Re: Sun March 24th

Hi Franco,

sorry to hear about your mother, whish here the best. It's good to see you'r imaging again. That is really a superb setup. If these images are taken under bad seeing, can't wait to see the good ones.

Rgrds,

Paul
by PDB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question

Maybe a sledge-hammer will help ...
(but at least found how to get the bf out)
by PDB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question

Hi Raf, Found it now, but there is fairly amount of glue used to seal the ring. Was referring to this one if you want to take out the telecentric. newer versions DayStar protected some removal. Capture.JPG That screw goes through the thread of the retaining ring (i suppose) impossible just unscrewin...
by PDB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question

The BF can be removed from the bottom of the device by unscrewing the retaining ring, no need to open the Quark. Noop, unfortunately not true anymore. That retaining ring is fixed with an ugly screw. You can unscrew the 2'" and 1.25" pieces, but not the the part that holds the telecentric and bf. (...
by PDB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: AR12736, Lunt BF1200ST and a BF question

I removed the BF of my Quark (very simple, indeed)
Probably an older Quark? There is a security screw that does not allow the black body and telecentric to be removed. That screw should be unscrewed first, but it has that security torx(?) model. Tried a few but could not get anything to fit.

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by PDB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Calcium II K Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Calcium II K Sunday

Welcome to the club of broken, useless parts; still have a pile of those laying around, but strange enough if I throw something away (or sell, which usually does not work), I need it the following week. If you replaced the builtin focuser with an FT alternative, that moves the mirrror for focusing. ...
by PDB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sunday Sunshine 24th March
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Sunday Sunshine 24th March

All considered, still good captures.
but the atmosphere was swimming
Maybe also some leftovers from Saturday? ;) seeing the spelling I suppose the drinks were Irish?

Rgrds,

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