EZPlanetary and QHY5L-II Question
Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:47 AM
Since I am all into multi-functional, is it possible to get the QHY5L-II to take long exposure snapshots? I tried to do this with EZPlanetary but was unsuccessful. I have not been able to find any decent documentation for this capture program. Are there other capture programs out there that can do this with the QHY5L-II if EZPlanetary can't?
I apologize if my question is a little off topic, since I am interested in taking the longer exposure snapshots with it for DSO objects. However, since it involves using planetary capture software, I figured this would be the best forum to ask my question on.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:26 AM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:49 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:28 PM
I had tried that already. It seemed to ignore the seconds setting that I chose because when I pressed the Snap button, it created a Tif file immediately.
Thanks for the heads up on FireCapture. I will look into that.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:38 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:45 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:54 PM
For video select ".fits", select long exposure (5 sec for example), and press capture video.
I think that was the piece that I was missing. I had thought to try the Video button instead of the Snap button, but I forgot to change the video format from AVI
I will give that a try next time I get a chance. Right now I am just playing around to see what it will do. If I get serious with it I will probably get a more sofisticated capture program like FireCapture or Nebulosity.
Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. I knew this was the right forum to post my question to.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:37 PM
Frank, in neb3 when you connect the camera you check the 12bit mode? I try with neb3 too but I get a very noisy image. .....
I use Nebulosity 3.0 for long exposures on the QHY5L-II. I've had no problems with the exposure times or lockups and it allows for sequences of exposures.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:18 PM
Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:32 AM