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How do you use the Planetary Mask feature in FireCapture 2.6?

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#1 Stargazer3236

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:32 AM

I want to use the PlanetaryMask feature in Firecapture 2.6. What do I need to know on how to use it?



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Posted 20 October 2021 - 03:34 PM

Make sure you download the plugin per the instructions and put it in the appropriate directory, then select it from the pre-processing option.

 

Tweak the size to whatever you want until your target planet is occulted on the preview.

 

In particular, it helps to have autoguiding, auto-center and cutout enabled for this.

 

I was able to capture Phobos and Deimos with this at the last Martian apparition.



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Posted 21 October 2021 - 12:37 AM

I put it in the main directory, but I see no way to access it in pre-processing.



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Posted 21 October 2021 - 01:11 AM

Nevermind, I found out how to use it. Thanks!


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 07:17 AM

Nevermind, I found out how to use it. Thanks!

Good to hear NOW tell the rest of us??


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 01:12 AM

LOL...in the pre-processing tab on the left, click on the space below the pre-processing tab, a window will open up and you can select the PlanetaryMask feature. Then Select the PlanetaryMask button and another window will pop up. You can select what type of mask you want to use. I chose Disc and you will be presented with a small disk on the planet. Adjust the size until the disk covers the planet. Make sure you click the inverse box to invert it from white to black. Then you are all set to take your video.


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