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by PDB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: do you know "astrosurface"?
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: do you know "astrosurface"?

Anyway confusing or not, the software looks great!

Paul
by PDB
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New AR March 18 - 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: New AR March 18 - 2020

Thanks for comments and spod.

Seems tomorrow will be "clouds"; so can't do follow-up.

Paul
by PDB
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New AR March 18 - 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 243

New AR March 18 - 2020

new group forming today.

Solar Continuum filter - 9h22 UT
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Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: New AR March 18 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 95

New AR March 18 - 2020

new group forming today.

Solar Continuum filter - 9h22 UT
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Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: focus help for solar
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: focus help for solar

Hi Mattias, Most of the capture programs (FireCapture, Genika and probably also SharpCap) have built-in focus aids. However never had very good results with it. What gives me very good results is Genika with the autofocus feature. But that requires a solid focuser with motor (Needs an absolute focus...
by PDB
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: SM2 Etalon, Primary vs Double Stack Module?
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: SM2 Etalon, Primary vs Double Stack Module?

Sorry Mark but I don't take that statement and don't understand why we still take such an attitude from manufacturares. I know making etalons is not easy, but if you shift quality control to consumers (and hope you sell it to less knowlegdeble people) well that is NO WAY of doing business!

Paul
by PDB
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: A small AR belonged to the Cycle 25 tries to form a spot.
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: A small AR belonged to the Cycle 25 tries to form a spot.

Well saw it on sdo this morning and was able to catch something using the Skywatchter 120
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Paul
by PDB
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Messaging another member via e-mail through this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

Re: Messaging another member via e-mail through this forum

Alexandra

it is the forum and going on already for a long time
Sometimes no messages
Sometimes without text ...

Paul
by PDB
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Omni xlt 120mm and quark
Replies: 10
Views: 2174

Re: Omni xlt 120mm and quark

The first one: my dealer sent it back to Daystar and they sent me something bach after a few months. (Replaced or new, can't say since they have no serial number. Too costly just to put a serial on it? My dealer took all the cost of sending it back and forth (warranty) Second one looked ok with good...
by PDB
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full solar disk 6th Feb 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

Re: Full solar disk 6th Feb 2020

Hi, yes orientation can be a "problem". I always try to image straight-thru and place the camera so that north (not suns north, but true north). I have 2 ZWO cams the 120 and the 178 and to get a "correct" image I need to place the 120 with the usb connector upwards, and the 178 downwards. (So senso...
by PDB
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ZWO ASI178 "grid" issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: ZWO ASI178 "grid" issue

Hi, yes very known problem with the 178. But is not always prominent. Looks like signal/noise ratio can make it worse or better. It is not only in H-Alfa. Take a bias frame and extremely stretch it, you will start seeing the pattern. On "normal" images it is probably swamped in the signal. It can be...
by PDB
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: "New" PST comes with a 30mm etalon??
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: "New" PST comes with a 30mm etalon??

Probably they were inspired by how other filters are measured .... A 1-1/4" thread-in filter is also measured by the outher casing leaving only ~26mm clear aperture. (~1") (But here that is more an indictaion where the thing will fit in) But still guesswork; one (not me) should probably buy one and ...
by PDB
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2757
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: AR2757

Hmmm, seems my reply from yesterday got lost in the net ...
Anyway, thanks all for the comments.

Paul
by PDB
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: AR2757
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

AR2757

Since most pictures are H-alfa or other narrowband here is some white light. (Just don't want to invest anymore in lottery-like equipment) Taken yesterday in a 15 minute opportunity before the Sun went hiding behind trees. 2020-01-26_T_12-28-59-0727_SC_lapl3_ap559.jpg And a quick crop of the new are...
by PDB
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Genika?
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Genika?

And about the licence: it is camera dependent (cam serial numbers) not computer. So should move to new computer without problems if you also copy the license file (genie.bin) and keep using the same cameras.

Paul
by PDB
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Genika?
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Genika?

Hi Alexandra,

have exchanged e-mails with Frederic in November about the time sync feature. And there have been updates around that time (current version 2.13.5.8)

Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Very slow
Replies: 18
Views: 3113

Re: Very slow

Rainer,

you might be correct. The image is on flickr and it is huge, (don't know if it is cached on the bbs server) but i get frequent relay-server timeouts. So there is something not good.

Paul
by PDB
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Very slow
Replies: 18
Views: 3113

Re: Very slow

Is it just you and me that reads this section
No, not only you ;)

Terribly slow lately. Takes me 10 minutes open and answer this ....

Regards,

Paul
by PDB
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Cycle 25 first spot has formed.
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Cycle 25 first spot has formed.

I noticed it on sdo (WL) yesterday evening, and it showed a small spot. This morning on SDO the spot was still there but already smaller. Got mu scope out, and by the time the Sun was in range of the scope (around 11:UT) the spot already gone. The AR was still brighter.

Paul
by PDB
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Autostakkert How Paint Alignment Points
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Autostakkert How Paint Alignment Points

Hi, thanks. Exactly what I thought. He is clicking in rapid succession while dragging the mouse over the limb. Good finger exercise :D You can even hear the clicks is you listen very carefully to the sound. So no magic :( For proms what I usually did was place a few (not to many) on areas of the pro...
by PDB
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Autostakkert How Paint Alignment Points
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Autostakkert How Paint Alignment Points

Hi,

Mystery to me too. The only way I could think of is continous clicking while moving the mouse. Can you share an address of such a youtube video?

Paul
by PDB
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: LuSol Guiding software
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: LuSol Guiding software

Martin, if the Sun is moving in the LuSol guider window, then you probably need to adjust LuSol settings (Agressivity or min move). If the Sun drifts in the main scope and not in the guider then it is probably differentiel drift (or flexure in the guide scope). That happens to me me when guiding wit...
by PDB
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: LuSol Guiding software
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: LuSol Guiding software

Martin, I have the AZ_EQ5, that one is equipped with an USB port (with built-in FTDI chip) so I use a standard USB cable. (Type A -> B) An EQDIR cable connected to the port on the mount (where I suppose you now connect the WIFI) should also work. (But you need an EQDIR cable, a normal serial cable a...
by PDB
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: LuSol Guiding software
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: LuSol Guiding software

Martin, I was able to do some real test today. Connected Lusol to the synscan app and the zwo cam, did calibration and then did guided and unguided test. (had to change the track rate to Lunar instead of Solar to force guiding errors more quickly). Lusol and Synscan app seemed to work just fine, and...
by PDB
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: How bring ASI174MM in focus with PST solar telescope
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: How bring ASI174MM in focus with PST solar telescope

Yes, that is the one but as you can see on this image the protective window is in the back parts that you need to unscrew to place the part. (other cams have that over the sensor) So you need an extra filter at least for dust protection.
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Paul