"Normal" people worry me! - If you want to think "outside the square" you really need to get out of your box! A kleptomaniacal plethora of gear: Custom-cooled (my designs) C11&14, Orion Optics (UK) VX16 16" F4 newt waiting for obs, ED127 triplet, NEQ6Pro, HEQ5Pro, ancient AstroOptics EQ mount super-customised with microsteppers, goto etc, ASI120MM, ASI120MC, Flea3 (retired - accepting offers!) Toucam 840k, modded Canon 50d + F4L etc,etc & lots of other homebrew equipment.....
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Orion 203mm F3.9, TPO 304mm F4, SkyWatcher F4 Coma Corrector, QC PRO 9000, ASI120MM, TV5XPM, Atlas EQ-G (EQ MOD), Canon EF 200mm F2.8, Canon 6D, 14mm F2.8, Atik 314L+, 4 X 2" Nautilus with 2" Orion LRGB Filters.
DSLR peltier cooler
DSLR Processing Tutorial
Planetary Processing Tutorial
Mick. http://astromick.blogspot.com My Flickr sets Swindon CSC Follow '@mickhyde' on twitter. Celestron 9.25 XLT, Takahashi SKY-90, Atik 460ex, Canon EOS 50D, DMK21AF04AS, SKYnyx 2-0M, CGE mount.
Quote:Wow! Looks like a N hemi image Darryl! Thats it - you'll be spoiled now until Saturn! Glenn
1986 Compustar C11 ASI120MM, Flea3, DMK21, Toucam Astronomik Type2 + IFW Wheel ST-4/C90, Nikon D70s
Quote:Mo, hat's off to you on this beauty! Besides the super high quality, you collected the data at interesting settings, with a rather bright histogram 81-82% but a low gamma 50. I am not sure is 50 means 50% of 1.00 or something else, but the combination of the 2 are impressive. Thanks for posting the images and the method. I saved it and will try it on my new data I get tonight. Excellent workRegards,Steve
Quote:I now have my camera... Super fast shipping Sam. Kudos! So I am using fire capture and find that using the setting you gave I get about 40fps, I get a frame rate suspiciously close to 1/2 the advertised frame rate on nearly every setting. This leads me to wonder if the problem lies between the chair and the keyboard. I have checked the config file and made changes to get full resolution ect. I keep thinking I must be missing something. I am using USB2 is that a problem>Besides this frame rate thing this camera sure seems like the deal on the market right now. I have put it through some paces indoors, of course 1/4 mile visibility and 200' overcast clouds predicted for the next few days, and can't seem to drum up any issues with the rolling shutter. All I can find is a high resolution, fairly low noise, very light sensitive camera.
Quote:Yeah, I was just logging it to confirm my previous hypothesis about where the problem lie is now a theory. I found the problem myself, and can confirm you are correct! I see 65FPS. I am excited, hope to capture an image soon.
Quote:The camera I received came with a 1.25" adapter. I removed that "plug" using a hammer and screwdriver since I don't have a spanner tool. After that plug was removed any standard "C to 1.25" adapter should work. I imaged with a C11 tonight between clouds and in 20MPH winds... needless to say nothing even usable. I did come up with a barlow strategy. I used the element off 2"-2X barlow, then screwed that element into a 2"-1.25" adapter, I then put the filter wheel in that adapter with the camera in the filter wheel. It seemed to produce about an F20 size image from my experience. On a side note a friend of mine a bit further south who ordered his ASI120mm camera when I ordered mine, who also owns a CPC1100 sent me some RGB stacks he acquired tonight, the seeing was great. I am very familiar with his equipment and imaging strategies. Below is the image I was able to produce using his data. Okay... without a doubt this camera is going to be an attractive upgrade/entry point product for many. 70fps in the red band down to around 50fps in the blue band, moderate gain for all channels. I noticed the color sensitivity seems much flatter than the Sony ICX618 chip. The rolling shutter was not an issue, there was no smearing even in the 20mph winds with the planet bouncing all over the place, no artifacts noticed in either of our first sets of images. The smaller pixel producing a larger image scale does allow you to image without a barlow if using a larger SCT (the image below was taken with a barlow.) Light weight is great for newtonian and dobsonian balance. I could just keep going.Thank you Sam! and also thank you Kokatha for your assistance in getting my camera up and running quickly.
Emil author of AutoStakkert! 2.1 (check out the beta versions!). Webcam Astrophotography - Deepsky, ISS, Sun, Moon & Planetary Images,
Quote:Weird, I could easily unscrew the plug and and lens in one go. Didn't even know there was a plug there, it acts like one single unit.