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#26 easybob95

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Posted 15 September 2022 - 12:20 PM

Hello,

 

still working on satellite tracking. I have passed an important step.

 

Now, i can isolate a satellite and give it an id number. With this improvement, i can store a specific trajectory and work on this object trajectory.

 

https://youtu.be/2QqJ9faibKw

 

Some could think it is quite simple to do this but in fact, it is a nightmare. I made some tests for 2 days and at least, it works. For sure, video quality is really really important.

 

Still some work to do so this function is not released yet on Github.

 

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Posted 18 September 2022 - 07:18 AM

Hello,

 

yesterday, deep sky survey tests using 8mm F1.0 and 50mm F1.4 lens.

 

I think those 2 videos are worth to be seeing.

 

Using GPU for live treatment during capture brings something really interesting.

 

The 8mm F1.0 lens video :

 

https://youtu.be/sS0O2ioalJQ

 

 

The 50mm F1.4 lens video :

 

https://youtu.be/E-STadRKO-A

 

You won't see that kind of video very often.

 

Alain


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Posted 18 September 2022 - 05:54 PM

I really like this. Have you looked into any zoom capability for it? Not a criticism just curious. waytogo.gif



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Posted 19 September 2022 - 12:47 PM

I really like this. Have you looked into any zoom capability for it? Not a criticism just curious. waytogo.gif

Hello DSO Viewer AZ,

 

i did not find any zoom with very small and constant  F/D which also have good optical quality. If such thing exists, the price must be a bit high for me.

 

For now, my old Canon FD 50mm F/D1.4 does the job.

 

I made some tests using BIN1 for my camera instead of classical BIN2. The result is interesting :

 

https://youtu.be/IikB4xty53g

 

https://youtu.be/0YrsdcCQqYI

 

Alain


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Posted 19 September 2022 - 04:24 PM

Panasonic has several constant f/1.7 zooms that could be interesting. But indeed not cheap.

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Posted 20 September 2022 - 08:39 AM

Panasonic has several constant f/1.7 zooms that could be interesting. But indeed not cheap.

F1.7 is a bit too much. I should say F1.4 is minimum and F1.0 is the good target.



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 10:59 AM

Hello,

 

i have uploaded new files in GitHub :

 

new versions of JetsonSky and Video treatment only software for both Linux and Windows systems. It is beta versions (V14_13). Changes :

- satellite detection & tracking have been modified
- contrast CLAHE for night video have been modified
- added support for ZWO ASI678MC, ASI662MC, ASI482MC, ASI462MC, ASI385MC cameras

 

So, supported cameras are :

- ASI178MM & ASI178MC
- ASI224MC
- ASI290MM & ASI290MC
- ASI385MC
- ASI462MC
- ASI482MC, ASI485MC, ASI585MC
- ASI662MC
- ASI678MC

 

Those new files ARE NOT in the ZIP files.

 

https://github.com/A...illou/JETSONSKY

 

Alain



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 12:14 PM

Could you work on supporting ZWO ASI 294MC Pro? I do public astronomy outreach with my telescope and that camera and having live view would be incredible.
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Posted 20 September 2022 - 01:17 PM

Could you work on supporting ZWO ASI 294MC Pro? I do public astronomy outreach with my telescope and that camera and having live view would be incredible.

Hello Mike,

 

I will include ASI294MC. I need to adapt the good resolutions. I will do this asap.

 

Alain



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 02:25 PM

Excellent. Thank you!



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 03:57 PM

I have been using the JetsonSky software for a couple of weeks now. It is a very neat program. Here is a recording I did last night. Windows I9 10900k  RTX 3080ti  asi585mc  35mm F 0.95 lens. 7 hour or so recording sped up in Filmora11.

 

https://youtu.be/pZ1NVUL9fyQ



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Posted 21 September 2022 - 09:54 AM

Hello Tom,

 

great video ! And many thanks for giving my software a chance !

 

Alain



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 11:24 AM

Hello,

 

2 new videos using JetsonSky :

 

https://youtu.be/-aXu2vQ1L3M

 

https://youtu.be/oejPe4k_A08

 

Alain



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 04:45 AM

Amazing, i just discovered your work and i think i will try it !


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Posted 25 September 2022 - 09:19 AM

Hello,

 

new version released on Github (V14_16) for both Linux & Windows systems.

 

Cameras supported :

- ASI178MC, ASI178MM, ASI178MM Pro
- ASI224MC
- ASI290MC, ASI290MM
- ASI294MC, ASI294MM, ASI294MC Pro, ASI294MM Pro
- ASI385MC
- ASI462MC
- ASI482MC
- ASI485MC, ASI585MC
- ASI662MC
- ASI678MC
- ASI1600MC, ASI1600MM

 

https://github.com/A...illou/JETSONSKY

 

Alain


Edited by easybob95, 25 September 2022 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted 08 October 2022 - 07:13 PM

Hi Alain,

 

I really like what you are doing, and would like to try it.

 

Can you please tell me if NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4 GB will work.

 

Thanks for your help. Great work!

Emilio



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Posted 10 October 2022 - 12:04 PM

Hello Emilio,

 

I guess GTX780M will work as it supports CUDA. 4Go memory won't be a problem.

 

As I use very common CUDA functions, I think it should be ok.

 

Alain



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Posted 10 October 2022 - 12:06 PM

Hello Emilio,

 

I guess GTX780M will work as it supports CUDA. 4Go memory won't be a problem.

 

As I use very common CUDA functions, I think it should be ok.

 

Alain

Thanks Alain!



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Posted 13 October 2022 - 01:31 PM

Hello Emilio,

 

I guess GTX780M will work as it supports CUDA. 4Go memory won't be a problem.

 

As I use very common CUDA functions, I think it should be ok.

 

Alain

Thanks again,

Have another question:

I own a Nikon 50mm 1.8G

Would it be ok to try at least (need to buy adapters,etc), to make sure I like to go deeper into this.

Thanks for your help!

Emilio



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Posted 14 October 2022 - 05:37 AM

You will need a Nikon mount to c mount adapter and it will work.

 

For sure you can use it. You will get interesting results. But the quality of the sky is also something very important.

 

Alain


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Posted 14 October 2022 - 07:14 AM

You will need a Nikon mount to c mount adapter and it will work.

 

For sure you can use it. You will get interesting results. But the quality of the sky is also something very important.

 

Alain

Thanks again Alain!



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Posted 14 October 2022 - 07:45 AM

I installed JetsonSky on my 4790k/1080Ti desktop last night.

I thought I would share some of things I hadn't expected.

 

The current Cuda is 11.8 so not sure if installing that would be a problem,

so I looked for version 11.6 and downloaded and installed that as indicated.

 

I forgot to install Visual Studio so installed that after getting a few errors.

 

After getting everything installed I was getting error messages on not being able to find CL.exe

I then noticed the Alain's line about PATH's and added these paths in my environment variables:

Sorry I can't do a copy and paste on the text so an image is included below. I would imagine your paths would be the same.

 

path.png

 

After that I had an error about folders on the D: drive so I added some folders on my D: drive

D:\Soft\JetsonSky\Images

D:\Soft\JetsonSky\Lib (and copied over .dll's from my C: drive JetsonSky folder)

D:\Soft\JetsonSky\Videos

 

I attached my 178MM and the program started up!

 

Jeff


Edited by jkelly, 14 October 2022 - 07:47 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2022 - 11:32 AM

Hello Jeff,

 

I am very sorry for those problems. First, I 'ever thought I will release this software and I must say it is not user friendly at all ! Maybe the worst software ever wrote.

 

Yes, we have to set the good path in order to get pycuda working properly. The path for cl.exe can change, depending the version of Microsoft Visual studio with C++. Before setting this path, just check where cl.exe is.

 

I think JetsonSky can work with CUDA 11.8. I did not test it but it should work.

 

It is also important to use Python 3.10. For now, we get severe issus with Python 3.11 so don't use it (pycuda does not work with Python 3.11).

 

I am very happy you have finally succeed with JetsonSky installation. I hope this software will be useful for you.

 

Alain


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Posted 14 October 2022 - 11:36 AM

All good!  

I just wanted to mention these items to help the next person who installs the program.

I am looking forward to using it this week.

Thank you for your hard work!

 

If I have questions on the operation of the software should I ask here or over at Github?

 

Jeff



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Posted 14 October 2022 - 11:41 AM

All good!  

I just wanted to mention these items to help the next person who installs the program.

I am looking forward to using it this week.

Thank you for your hard work!

 

If I have questions on the operation of the software should I ask here or over at Github?

 

Jeff

Your post was really important and it will be useful for people who want to install the software on a Windows platform.

 

I think you can ask some questions here. No problem.

 

Alain




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