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by turfpit
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Live Stacking not working but working in Folder Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Live Stacking not working but working in Folder Monitor

Vince The SV305 is 1920x1080 2 Mega Pixel camera. There is no requirement for 64-bit here. Start off with the 32-bit SharpCap. https://docs.sharpcap.co.uk/3.2/#Alignment%20Tab On the Alignmen t tab in Live Stack, check Highlight Detected Star s to see what the software 'see's. Common fixes relate to...
by turfpit
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Problems with new ASI2600
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: Problems with new ASI2600

Steve I'm on a Nevada switched mode PSU into the Eagle3 so should be OK for the power See below ..... Camera specs from the ZWO site https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/product/asi2600mc-pro-color . In here it mentions: anti-dew heater which needs 5W 2 stage TEC cooling down to 35°C below ambient 2...
by turfpit
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Live Stacking not working but working in Folder Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Live Stacking not working but working in Folder Monitor

Do a forum search for live stack fail to stack - see top right of forum window. Also does using Sharpcap 64bit or 32bit version have any influence on live stacking? The 64-bit version of SC can address more memory than the 32-bit version. For Live Stack, this will matter as the 64-bit version will n...
by turfpit
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: Taking bias frames?
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Taking bias frames?

Scott

Nice image of this difficult to image area of space. Best to avoid mixing processing software - it never ends well (plenty of forum posts on here to attest to that).

Dave
by turfpit
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging

Thanks Ron. I had the added challenge of capturing into the skyglow of a large city plus 11mph winds. At 53°N, Jupiter & Saturn have been hard targets this year. I think things start to improve in 2021. Using PIPP to pre-process frames for stacking in Autostakkert is a good idea as it can help w...
by turfpit
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: QHY Cameras
Topic: QHY600L - Sensor Analysis Very Slow
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: QHY600L - Sensor Analysis Very Slow

You could try working through this viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2590. Use the camera plugged directly into capture machine and can be performed during the day, in the house & no scope needed.

Dave
by turfpit
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging

Thanks Robin. If I get another weather window I will try this again in the failing light with my IR685 filter and QHY5lII-M. The mount is on a pier so is roughly polar aligned (although not an issue for a 2,000 frame capture). I am fast running out of sky though.

Dave
by turfpit
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging

Thanks Brian, a bit of a tester but I managed to capture the rings. If I was imaging those 2 planets individually, the Saturn exposure would be at least double the Jupiter exposure. Autostakkert offered me 4 alignment points on Jupiter.

Dave
by turfpit
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Jupiter & Saturn, optimistic imaging

Captured 20th Dec 2020. Shot into Manchester (UK) sky glow with elevation around 5°. Atmosphere boiling, green channel tortured by diffraction. A big ask to capture bright Jupiter and dim Saturn in one FOV. Celestron C8 with 0.5x reducer, JMI motorised focuser, ZWO ASI 120MC, IR cut filter. 8-bit RA...
by turfpit
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: A Scientific Approach to Narrowband Imaging
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: A Scientific Approach to Narrowband Imaging

An example to support the posts from Brian. M27 processed as RGBHOO in Astro Pixel Processor. RGB are each 6x300s, Ha & OIII are each 3x600s. Total integration for the 24 frames = 2.5h The other 2 attachments show the results of the analyses of single NB frames in AstroImageJ, where for this obj...