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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

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Hate it when problems arise. It appears you're not on your own mate, Greg was having issues as well.

 

Shane

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Did anyone purchase anything new recently? I imagine that is probably the cause. :P

Ray

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12 hours ago, poppasmurf said:

Hate it when problems arise. It appears you're not on your own mate, Greg was having issues as well.

 

Shane

Yep - I thought a monitor had suddenly died - it was actually the VGA splitter cable that fed the monitor, the monitor was fine. I now have a spare monitor on the way - and to top it all off - I didn't actually need the splitter cable. Think senility is setting in.

Greg

 

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On 11/7/2020 at 8:02 AM, Radar said:

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

What program/programs are you using for processing?  Seems like I remember hearing about this conundrum before.

Tim 

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On 11/8/2020 at 9:45 PM, wingeing Pom said:

Think senility is setting in.

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

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