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Psychobilly

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  1. I have been a "Razer" fan for a while just upgrading the kit I have now to the latest "chroma" specs... A bit naff I know but  so what :)

     

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Surely a mouse is a mouse? As long as its comfortable, responsive and wired for zero lag.... or is that being too simplistic?....lol.. what can I say, I'm oldskool :D

    2. Psychobilly

      Psychobilly

      Which is why I went for the DeathAdder... 

  2. Mouse is Razer Deathadder...

     

    1. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      Thanks Peter.

  3. It's OK had all the mudflap brackets replaced with Galv ones and new calipers pads and discs all round...

  4. 7.1 Headset added today...

     

    1. faulksy

      faulksy

      nice one peter, at least you dont have to leave the house to have fun . hows the disco ?

    2. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      Very nice, decent sound is a big part of gaming. I have to ask if I may what mouse are you using I have looked and looked but cant make up my mind the R.A.T. 7 is looking favorite at the moment but its hard for me to try before I buy so always a gamble.

    3. SacRiker

      SacRiker

      I have the Senheiser Game Zeros.

  5. DOOM - The FPS before people get too worried :evil::grin: 

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    2. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      Thanks for the info Peter 50 GB is far to much for me to download so might have to give it a miss, goes and cries in the corner....

       

       

    3. Earl

      Earl

       

       

    4. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Im probably going to give it a miss for the same reason I did Fallout 4, I cant justify the pricetag! (yet)

      Just reading the Steam reviews and most agree that the SP mode is great, but the MP mode isnt nearly as good. Shame there isnt a co-op mode (though I could be wrong!). I prefer co-op because PvP gives me rage thesedays...lol.. Thats the reason why I skipped Battleborn, I was hoping for something like Borderlands - but its more like a 3d MOBA (ie: league of legends).

  6. Rediscovered FPS Gaming...

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    2. Psychobilly

      Psychobilly

      This Gaming lark can get expensive...

      Treated myself to a new keyboard...  RAZER BLACKWIDOW X CHROMA...

      Now have all the game keys individually colour mapped by function...

      GTX1080 Next ....

       

    3. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      Nice, my laptop has fully map-able colour keys it does come in handy and as you say it can get expensive although the wound from my right kidney removal is healing now.

      Alan

    4. Psychobilly

      Psychobilly

      Indeed....

      I better start selling some gear to pay for the next round of upgrades :)

       

  7. Thanks all for sharing your pics... Nothing here a wasted day off... The rain arrived and thunder and lighting was just a few miles up the valley... Peter...
  8. Little or no chance with the weather here either heavy rain and possible thundery showers forecast for this afternoon... Ho hummm.. Good luck with the transit if you have the weather to observe it... Peter...
  9. I'm lucky because my "scope" is a 600/f4L IS USM Lens so provided there is a sunspot visible I just let the Cameras AF take care of it... I get better results using liveview AF which uses the imaging sensor to do the focusing. Combined with Focus Priority shutter release it seems to work quite well... Peter...
  10. I guess the Starsense just needs to know "roughly" where it is to get the alignment stars it is going to use with it's FOV... It will then "determine" where it is based on what it "sees"... "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. " - Arthur C. Clarke Peter...
  11. There used to be an a program called DSLR focus that I used to use.. it would take looped exposures and analyze the image ... A Bhatinov or Y mask makes critical focusing a lot easier... Some of the brighter targets will work well with lots of 5 second exposures... Image upload over USB 1.1 is guite slow.. so once you have got focus / framing sorted you might want to capture just to the card... But checking the images on a monitor screen is much easier than the tiny screen on the back of the 350D... The relatively low MP count of the 350D means quite large pixels which can be a good thing... I hadn't looked at my 350D images for a few years but was pleasantly surprised looking at them again just now... Modifying the 350D needs a bit of de-soldering and re-soldering - there a metal screen over the back of the imaging unit that's solderd to the pcb the HA response is greatly improved if you do it... Peter...
  12. The 350D was my first "dedicated" astro DSLR I did a full spectrum mod on it (filter removal)... For your 5s exposures you should be able to use the timer mode in Eos utils to grab a sequence of images .. that's how I started with it... The serial shutter cables are pretty easy to make if you know which end of a soldering iron gets hot... http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/dslr/CanonRelease.html There are some of my early pics with the 350D on here... https://picasaweb.google.com/PsychoBillyUK/AstrophotograhyMainlyCPC800AndMegrez72 Peter...
  13. IIRC the 350D/XT doesn't support bulb exposures over USB... So if you are planning exposures longer than 30s then you might still need that pesky serial shutter cable... Peter...
  14. I'll pass on that one especially for web use...
  15. OK ... lets try the old fashioned cut and paste jobbie then... It's worth bearing in mind no matter how fancy the setup you use your best efforts especially if they are displayed online can be undone by the browser people are using to display the images... I use a Dell Ultrasharp 30 bit monitor with hardware calibration and 30 bit GPU... here's a screen grab of the same printer/monitor test image displayed simultaneously side by side in Edge and Chrome... (Chrome gives the "faithful" reproduction and Edge/IE give it a "boost") Microsoft Edge Browser (Over saturated) v Google Chrome (pretty much the same as Adobe CC) Peter... Looks like you click on the "snippet" rather than the link these days...
  16. I know I'm like a stuck record on this but very few web browsers properly handle colour spaces .. the majority tend to produce a more "vibrant" image... I won't paste the comparison pics again as they are already in a couple of threads on here... https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/255096-monitortv-calibration/?do=findComment&comment=2786107 Peter...
  17. The scope doctor at work in his lab...
  18. One thing to watch with a lot of these dimmers is they control the output by switching the ground side of the load so if you are putting multiple channels in the same box you need to insulate the individual phono sockets ground tabs - plastic boxes are ideal ... Peter...
  19. Mr H as I always called him - A true Gent and a world class imager - For him It was all about quality and not about quantity... He , Like so many other people on here, provided me with a lot of help an encouragement when I started out. I was completely the other way around in my "Space tourist" days all about quantity and questionable quality... All the best for the future Mr H. Peter...
  20. WIA = Windows Image Acquisition It looks like some of the Canon Wireless Adaptors did allow control of the camera in PTP using the extensions to the basic protocol but it looks like you cant use PTP over USB to control the camera... Peter...
  21. I think that PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) only allows transfer of images and not remote control... I might be wrong mind ... A bit more digging - the Camera manufacturers have extended the basic PTP Protocol... https://www.circuitsathome.com/canon-eos-cameras-principles-of-interfacing-and-library-description More info here... http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3543736 And some info from one post on DPREVIEW... "Ok I reloaded EOS utility and I can download photo's if it is set to PRINT/PTP but can not change any of the user info like my name that I want to remove before I sell this camera. When I click on Camera Setting/Remote shooting a message come up stating I need to change to PC connection to access this option. But the computer states it could not load the driver." Peter...
  22. I wonder... I'm interested to see what people come up with.. When I was dabbling with planetary I used to autoguide on the planet through a frac while imaging through the SCT at high(ish) FR's... I'm having doubts about a full disc timelapse of the whole event myself as well especially if the video is downscaled will there really be much to see..... I had thought about tweaking the alignment the night before and hoping... For the last eclipse I was setup on the tripod in the factory carpark so the alignment wasn't that good and I had to make a few corrections - especially when people insisted on holding onto the EP in the Solar scope that was mounted side by side with the WL setup... I am hoping that Mercury will be passing some features in Ha that I can capture with the LOHA and 618... so was going to leave some extra space on the WL image to allow for the full disc image moving around s while the EQ'6 is tracking "mercury"... Peter...
  23. They were back in the Win XP/Vista era... There was a max of 30s exposure over USB as Bulb mode over USB was not supported... Peter...
  24. Congrats on the capture You can always up the image scale next time .. I think I would adopt the same approach make sure you capture it first then think about a frame filler!! Peter...
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