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Everything posted by Radar

  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. 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
  3. Mars, not wasted time...

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

    Did anyone purchase anything new recently? I imagine that is probably the cause. Ray
  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
  16. Obs refurbish/repair

    Holy moly, looking awesome mate!!! Ray
  17. Obs refurbish/repair

    Observatories are great toys once they are all setup. Ray
  18. Pelican

    Certainly can be imaged from Perth. Here is a film image from around 2006. http://www.thecosmicartgallery.com/NorthAmerican.php Ray
  19. Got today's EPOD

    Great shot Professor. Ray
  20. I think I'll have a crack at these tonight. Three good targets, and yeah, if you have smoke or bad seeing, all bets are off. Ray
  21. Pelican

    Awesome Prof. That neb extends so far out of frame as well. That is an object that I can shoot on my northern horizon, I need to be elevated though. The Pelican is as far north as I can shoot. Ray
  22. From Gamma Cass to Schedar

    They sure are. However I'm pretty spoilt with the Southern Hemisphere. I'll never run out of objects, however I have serious light pollution here. My next home will be out woop woop. Ray
  23. Deeper Gamma Cass

    Even better! Ray
  24. From Gamma Cass to Schedar

    I'd love to put my C14 @ prime on those nebs Greg. Love your work buddy. Ray
  25. Ruchbah region

    Good to see you Professor. Great shot. Just starting to warm up here, hopefully get some nice starfields like yours soon. Ray