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Jamey Erickson
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Flea 3 on Mac
      #5510415 - 11/08/12 07:17 PM

Considering getting a Flea 3 for planetary stuff, but they say they aren't "technically" compatible with a Mac. Anyone using one on a Mac and/or have a better suggestion if the Flea isn't the right call?

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Jim Chung
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: Jamey Erickson]
      #5511908 - 11/09/12 03:59 PM

You can definitely use a Flea3 on a Mac provided your Mac has a firewire port. I assume you are talking about firewire enabled Flea3.

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mikotoy
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: Jim Chung]
      #5511974 - 11/09/12 04:58 PM

Well AstroIIDC is no more, so what else could he use for image acquisition on a Mac?

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PiotrM
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: mikotoy]
      #5511991 - 11/09/12 05:15 PM

Installing Windows.

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tim53
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: PiotrM]
      #5513167 - 11/10/12 01:00 PM

I've successfully run Firecapture in Windows 7 on my Mac, using VmWare Fusion. I don't have a flea3, though. I've only done this with the Firefly MV I bought off ebay, which is USB2. I would think that you could run a firewire, USB2 or Ethernet driven camera that way as well, but I don't know about USB3 (since Macs don't have USB3 ports, you'd need an adapter for something like Thunderbolt, and I don't know if there is one yet, or whether Windows would see it).

I sprung for the Golden Key for Astro IIDC. It was just too bithcen a software package not to! And I'm still hoping that Milton will bring it back in the years to come, as the economy improves.

-Tim.


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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: tim53]
      #5513232 - 11/10/12 01:58 PM

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I sprung for the Golden Key for Astro IIDC. It was just too bithcen a software package not to! And I'm still hoping that Milton will bring it back in the years to come, as the economy improves.

-Tim.




I bought astro ii dc right after he announced it was going away, and over the next couple moths only had time to do a little imaging. I decided not to go for the golden key offer as I felt it was just too much. After messing around with both that and other windows packages, I decided that astro ii dc simply worked better for me than the alternatives. I decided I better get the key after all, but only came to that decision on Nov 4... 4 days too late. I wrote him, but no go. Now I pray nothing happens to that Mac.

-David


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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: Whaleboy]
      #5513307 - 11/10/12 03:12 PM

Keep his email addy. When that Mac dies, he might let you transfer the license.

Tim


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Jamey Erickson
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: tim53]
      #5515789 - 11/12/12 11:09 AM

So Astro IIDC is the only hope on the Mac, eh? I'm not installing Windows as that's a bit pointless to have for just one piece of software. Looks like my hesitation was two weeks to long.

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tim53
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: Jamey Erickson]
      #5516756 - 11/12/12 09:05 PM

I haven't looked at Keith's Image Stacker in a long time, but you might give that a try.

-Tim.


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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: Jamey Erickson]
      #5516772 - 11/12/12 09:14 PM

I know Alan Friedman uses a Mac for all his captures and processing, but I don't know what camera he uses. You can find his webpage here:

http://avertedimagination.com/main1.htm

Paul


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Considering getting a Flea 3 for planetary stuff, but they say they aren't "technically" compatible with a Mac. Anyone using one on a Mac and/or have a better suggestion if the Flea isn't the right call?




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tim53
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: tim53]
      #5516788 - 11/12/12 09:23 PM

David Illig has posted a bunch of astro software links on his web page:

Software for Macs

-Tim.


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Jamey Erickson
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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: tim53]
      #5517507 - 11/13/12 09:11 AM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. Looks like there's still some options for me, but very limited, being I'm on a Macbook Air w/ no Firewire Ports. Might have to do some fancy footwork to get a USB version to work.

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Re: Flea 3 on Mac new [Re: Jamey Erickson]
      #5518237 - 11/13/12 04:24 PM

Is your Air recent enough to have the Thunderbolt port? You might be able to find firewire and other adapters for it, if so.

-Tim.


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