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by oopfan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Scrip Python - module socket not found in ver 3.2.5867
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Scrip Python - module socket not found in ver 3.2.5867

Vito, I haven't upgraded to 3.2 yet but this code works with the latest revision of 3.1: import socket class MySocket: def __init__(self, sock = None, delimiter = "|"): if sock is None: self.sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) else: self.sock = sock self.delimiter = delimiter se...
by oopfan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Brightness and White Balance Adjustments after Smart Histogram Brain
Replies: 20
Views: 280

Re: Brightness and White Balance Adjustments after Smart Histogram Brain

In my experience saturation of the brightest stars in the field is something that is almost impossible to avoid. 9th magnitude stars are at the saturation point at my lowest gain setting and 50s exposure. With regards to reducing offset while increasing gain, it all depends what your starting point ...
by oopfan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Brightness and White Balance Adjustments after Smart Histogram Brain
Replies: 20
Views: 280

Re: Brightness and White Balance Adjustments after Smart Histogram Brain

I agree wholeheartedly that sky brightness contributes mightily to shifting the histogram rightward but the problem is with the darks not the lights. In my experience the Brain recommends relatively short exposures even though my skies are darker than average but so be it. With an uncooled camera li...
by oopfan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Video Tutorials
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Video Tutorials

To be fair to dtastro I find Trevor Jones' videos to be over-produced.

Interesting though, in the last 60 seconds of video Mr. Jones says that he successfully captured several 5-minute exposures of M106. Wait a minute, he is using a CMOS camera, how is this possible? :lol:

Brian
by oopfan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stacks 10-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Live Stacks 10-30-2018

Curious about the Brain not converging. I wonder if the amp-glow is throwing it off. Have you tried selecting a rectangular region on the opposite side from the amp? It would be interesting to see what the Brain recommends. My experience is that it likes exposures <30s with my monochrome sensor and ...
by oopfan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Live Stacks 10-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Live Stacks 10-30-2018

Running Man, very nice!
Just curious how did you decide on 240s exposures?

Brian
by oopfan
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Cameras
Topic: SharpCup does not see my Ascom CCD
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: SharpCup does not see my Ascom CCD

SharpCup :?:
by oopfan
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: astrometry.net website problem
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: astrometry.net website problem

Yikes!

It's working for me at this moment. Did you have an alternative to nova.astrometry.net? I like to do everything locally just in case internet is not available. SC will do plate solving for you. Also, you can use All Sky Plate Solver application.

Brian
by oopfan
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Another Offset Question
Replies: 45
Views: 1996

Re: Another Offset Question

That's far more impressive than mine! https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1090 I looked up your camera at the ZWO site. It doesn't appear to be cooled. If that is the case how do you ensure that the temperature of your darks and lights match? BTW, you are right, too much Offset can pu...
by oopfan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sh2-170 in Ha
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Sh2-170 in Ha

Dave, You would think that this image was difficult to process but it wasn't. I found that as long as I've got well-exposed Lights matched with Darks of a similar temperature then post-processing is not tedious. Lessons learned (the hard way): 1. Underexposed Lights -- BAD 2. Temperature-mismatched ...