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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:27 pm 
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@ Carl, I did this one in Registax 5. Never done any processing before, but it looks like I've over done it.
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@ Berni, did this one in registax 6 , like you said , it could be down to the poor resolution of the camera
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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:44 pm 
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You are on the right track, but perhaps back off on some of the wavelets.

As you tracking using a EQ mount, because your tracking looks good. If you can use a X2 barlow you'll get more detail and a bigger image to play with

But so far a good effort.

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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:29 pm 
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It's looking good John - and certainly a good buy! :)

As it happens we've got a "clinic" session on planetary imaging scheduled for next Tuesday (12-Feb) - maybe you could bring your camera along and give us a demo?
I'll fetch one of the old Philips webcams, Dave will bring his MS LifeCam, and hopefully someone else will have a Canon with LiveView Video, so we'll have quite a variety of technologies.


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 Post subject: Re: cctv image of Jupiter
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:40 pm 
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It looks to me like the aspect ratio isn't quite right - it's squashed slightly along the horizontal axis?
But if you re-scale the X-axis by a factor of 1.1 it looks a lot better - do this before rotating the image to get North (or South, if you prefer) at the top:
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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:00 am 
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@ Carl.. I did all the processing on the laptop and it doesn't look to bad, a bit over the top .
but I'm on the desktop with a bigger monitor now and it looks bad, the unprocessed one looks way better.
The mount is a AZ goto..

@ Ross, yes I noticed it went pear shape after it went through Registax, but I wasn't sure how to correct it with out screwing it up so I just left it.

Yes i can bring it along on the 12th, but i think someone will be showing me how to use it ;)


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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:15 am 
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I've just finished the 2 mods I was going to do.

I ended up fitting 1 fan in the top casing, I had to put the nuts on the outside which makes it look a bit untidy because of that second pcb board which is stacked ontop of the bottom board.

Also did the OSD mod which was a bit fiddly to do as I kept the functions of the keypad on the rear case aswell.
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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Well done John, that looks very neat.
I've been bringing that book on Video Astronomy to recent meetings, to lend to you - remind me to pass it over next time.

We're looking forward to seeing what you can capture of M42 with it.


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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:06 pm 
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I took some quick snapshots last night, trying out the new mount for tracking. took these photo's with a small compact camera viewed on a 7'' lcd monitor but it has poor resolution 480 x 234 would of been much better with the laptop and capture software.
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M27 '' 8.5 sec no ir filter
M82 '' 4.2 sec no ir filter
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 Post subject: Re: cctv camera
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:49 pm 
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This was Saturday afternoon, trying it out for the first time. I point scope to sun and select sun in handset and sync to target and after 90 mins I still had full disc in 12mm ep and as you can see only moved slightly in the finder, went back inside but fell asleep and when I woke up the clouds had covered in sun so I don't know if it was still on target. First impressions i'm quite pleased with it, just got to get use to setting it up, the levelling as to be spot on to get good tracking, and its rock solid, hardly any movement when focusing
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