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by turfpit
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: frames freezing - ZWO120MM with new laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: frames freezing - ZWO120MM with new laptop

Is the camera a USB2 or USB3? Are you plugging the camera into a USB2 or USB3 port?

Dave
by turfpit
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap 3.3 + Avast AV prevent ASCOM device to work
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: SharpCap 3.3 + Avast AV prevent ASCOM device to work

ASCOM saying that access to the file ..\Administrator\Documents\ASCOM\log 2020-12-29\ASCOM.DriverAccess.1843.198220.txt is Denied Given that the log files are created in folders containing the date, you may have to exclude the ASCOM folder. This might need some experimentation to get right. Test du...
by turfpit
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Copernicus, 100% moon, 120fps with Skyris 618M
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Copernicus, 100% moon, 120fps with Skyris 618M

Captured 29th Dec 2020. Moon 100%, slight mist forming (could not see M45). Managed to show the ray system. Celestron C8, JMI motorised focuser, Skyris 618M CCD camera, IR685 filter. 10,000 frames @ 120fps. 640x480, 8-bit SER, exposure 1.81ms, gain 10%. Stack best 25% with Autostakkert 3, GIMP 2.10 ...
by turfpit
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: lock up with 60 second frame using Altair 26C
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: lock up with 60 second frame using Altair 26C

Matt I also noted that my 26C in SharpCap only gives the options of USB=0,1,2 in the interface, but it is registering in my system as a USB v3.1 device Altair cameras present a USB Speed Control setting which can be 0, 1 or 2. These figures do not relate to the level of USB bus available. Use the hi...
by turfpit
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alnitak | Atik 314E + Ha filter | 9x600s | unguided
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Alnitak | Atik 314E + Ha filter | 9x600s | unguided

Thanks Brian. I think I got away with it because: the ED66 scope only weighs about 2kg the elevation was around 35° the scope and counterweight were fairly horizontal, which sat nicely on the mount's gears Processing was quick and simple, I remember struggling with this back in 2018 - some improveme...
by turfpit
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alnitak | Atik 314E + Ha filter | 9x600s | unguided
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Alnitak | Atik 314E + Ha filter | 9x600s | unguided

Found this old data doing a disk tidy - 10x600s unguided with an Ha filter. Reprocessed with Astro Pixel Processor and Neat Image. Time I put some effort into getting guiding working.

IC434-Ha-10x600s.jpg
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Dave
by turfpit
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging

This is what I aspire to https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap201223.html (thanks for this Brian). 1m scope (probably), on top of a mountain and high elevation works wonders.

Dave
by turfpit
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging

A good result there Ron. Demonstrates the difference elevation makes between your 18°and my 5°.

Dave