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Radar last won the day on November 8

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About Radar

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    Termination Shock
  • Birthday 02/27/1973


  • Biography
    Astrophotographer Extraordinaire
  • Location
    Perth, Western Australia
  • Interests
    Take a Guess?
  • Occupation
    Working in Spectra Physics BioTechnology
  • Astronomy Equipment
    C14 XLT with Peltier Cooling, QSI 683-wsg, Astrophysics 1600GTO, Sirius Observatory, Solarmax 90 DSII BF30. Optec Rotator

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    Astronomy, Physics, Heavy Metal, MMA, Science, Intelligent TV Shows, Logical Thinking People
  1. Planetary Debacles

    lol, Probably not the only one. Tim I was using IC Capture. My monochrome camera would freeze after 30 or 40 frames. I tried using firecapture to no avail. I've reinstalled the camera and IC Capture but same problem. I've updated my PC a few months back to Windows 10 on a quad core PC. It is lightning fast, but I have a feeling the camera (which is about 10 years old) is at fault. It is the first time I've tried planetary with this new PC and I really need to update the camera to do the faster PC justice. My 7 position filter wheel which is a nautilus is also rendered useless with Windows 10. Great filter wheel but no drivers seem to work on Windows 10. Interestingly for lurkers that visit here (about 500 per month), I did the get nautilus filter wheel working in The SkyX for about 30 minutes until it crashed TSX and wouldn't go back to a functional state. I still had a good time under the stars. Welcome to AP. Ray
  2. Mars, not wasted time...

    Lovely result mate. Quite jealous. Ray
  3. Planetary Debacles

    Did anyone purchase anything new recently? I imagine that is probably the cause. Ray
  4. Had everything setup tonight to finally shoot some Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Once I started my first sequence on Jupiter, the frame capture would freeze. After wrangling for half an hour (uninstalling, reinstalling capture programs and drivers, I decided to use my OSC camera instead of the mono and filter wheel, but even that had major issues. I couldn't seem to get colour from this camera either. I won't bore you with the other problems that hit me, but here is my effort from equipment that obviously doesn't like me. Mars0002.tif Saturn0001.tif Jupiter0001.tif
  5. Over population means more land clearing for housing and crops. If you look at maps of England, most of it used to be forest, now its pretty much farmland. At what point do governments cap the population / human breeding? Can they? Should they? How would you police those that keep breeding? What size population can the planet safely handle? Ray
  6. I hope you can eat those mushrooms mate. And the moon looks really cool. There are a few streets here in Perth which put a huge effort into Halloween. My kids love it. Hope you had a few decent trick of treaters. Ray
  7. Wasted time.

    I am using ToupSky software. The software recognizes the camera is plugged in, but I cannot get a live view somehow. Windows devices also see the camera. I'll try and use another program and see what happens. Ray
  8. Wasted time.

    Yikes! I had a crystal clear night on Sunday. However my Nautilus filter wheel won't work with Win10 and my ProStar colour camera won't work either. Couldn't do planetary in colour or mono! Not happy. Going to fiddle with drivers again today. Ray
  9. Obs refurbish/repair

    Welcome to the club guru. Ray
  10. NGC7331 massive crop

    Awesome galaxy cluster there mate. Good catch Prof. Ray
  11. Last nights Mars.

    Awesome mate. What time is that getting overhead for you? Ray
  12. Obs refurbish/repair

    The ultimate man cave that only the technological literate can use. Shane, what's all the paint pots for? Ray
  13. Awesome little lifeform. Ray
  14. A little conjunction action.

    Good effort mate. Mars rises late, but I might try Jupiter and Saturn tonight. Ray
  15. Pleiades ultradeep - with colour

    Wow, now that's a Pleiades! Ray