Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:00 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:00 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:38 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:23 AM
Here is an image from about a half hour ago...
Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:22 AM
That batch processing capability that Emil has given us is really great. I processed my entire last run after the first capture this way. I didn't know it was there until recently when Emil pointed it out to me. :o
I'm joining the ASI club -- I ordered the ASI120MM. Sam tells me it's on the way today.
Hope you get some good seeing soon.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:29 AM
I thought I could do all of my processing of the images on my laptop, but it is soooooo slow. It may be faster to transfer the 360+ GB of files to my desktop and then do them on the desktop.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:35 AM
320Gb one night?
Yup. I was basically shooting continuously from 8pm till 1:45am. Each video was 110s long at around 65fps.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:37 AM
I always transfer all my images to my desktop for processing also, usually overnight. I have a quad core there, so it makes a big difference.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:45 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:51 PM
With those images above, I was capturing for 110s at around 60fps...and that is giving me about 6800 frames to play with. I would only have had 2200 frames with the webcam. With the seeing last night, I probably should have went for 3 minutes just so I had more frames to stack, but I made a decision early on and stuck with it.
There was something weird last night. I went out to refocus and I was having trouble focusing because there really wasn't a feature or moon to focus on. I processed one of those .avis last night and although the features didn't look as sharp, it looked nicer and smoother. Weird.
Decided to transfer all of the .avis to my 2TB external drive, but I only had like 180GB left on it. Ended up deleting something like 900GB of .avi files I had gathered over the past 4 yrs. I've kept them "just in case" but no new comet/asteroid strikes on the planets have led me to go back to check out the archives so they went into the recycle bin. Took about 5 hours to copy them to the external drive, and earlier I set up AS!2 to batch stack, Its a little more than 2/3 the way done...then the fun part starts, wish R6 had a batch wavelet feature .
BTW, after that final image with the GRS I posted, the seeing really fell off a cliff. I looked at the screen and could see Jupiter being torn in thirds by the turbulence. Funny thing was I transferred one of the .avis and it didn't look half bad!
Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:04 AM
I PMed you and hope you can test the new driver of ASI120MC
Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:53 AM
I've gotten through all of the videos and put together a video animation of the captures.
I'm a little disappointed with the captures I got this time out. I know that seeing wasn't that great, but when putting together the animation, I can see evidence that I may have had the gain a little too high because I was getting some horizontal artifacts that you can see changing between frames.
I may be wrong about the gain though because I used a USB extension (I can hear Sam yelling at me right now!) and I may have ran into some electrical interference or degradation because of the extension. Something else I need to test the next time out.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:10 AM
because all tranfer data are digital.So you can't preview or can only preview in half speed because of USB extention which cause some transfer error.
That's a nice video. may I add it to our facebook?