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  1. 1CM69

    What did the postman bring?

    Couple of things the postie just dropped off: ZWO ADC Bubble & TST2ROT Camera rotator.
  2. I totally agree, it’s almost like the developer got fed up part way through creating it. Like I said, I am very new to WJ and came to it by many people raving on about it. Like you said, it’s ‘nearly’ there but also lacking in vital areas.
  3. I have even considered if the whole process of using WinJupos with Saturn is worth the effort in the long run because unless you have top class equipment and totally perfect seeing to be able to make out the hexagon, Saturn only shows as various coloured bands going around the disc. Majority of images even from the pros look like a freeze frame blur of a ball spinning very fast. There are no real individual cloud structure details to pull out like Jupiter has and certainly no surface features as Mars. It might be just as easy or easier to stack filter captures then restack like filter stacks to make a master filter stack then assign each of these as layers to a colour channel in Photoshop or similar. Each layer can be manipulated to allow for change in planetary tilt. I still have data from my most recent captures so I may try this and judge side by side. Kirk
  4. I haven’t come across a dedicated forum as yet, I’ve just scrapped together various bit lbs of info while trawling the web. I have also had issues with edges like you show, more so on Saturn as you point out but I’ve had it on Mars & Jupiter too, especially ghost like double edges. All I can suggest is to ask one of the pro imagers, Damian Peach for example, for their input. If they use WinJupos or maybe there’s other software. I fiddle around with the LD level which can alleviate the edge problem but this also causes a loss of definition. Kirk
  5. Hi all, I'm very new to using WinJupos but seem to be experiencing some errors in the information it gives in the Ephemerides. On Wednesday 25th I captured some video of Jupiter, which processed fine as usual but I wished to enter more data on my final image like I have seen elsewhere, i.e. CMI, II & III etc... Great I thought, WinJupos can display all this info for me to gather and copy. However, even though the time, date & location is set correctly in WinJupos for the particular capture, actual Ephemerides data displayed is incorrect. So my location in decimal is: 51.076027, -3.755463 which translated to degrees & minutes is: +051 04, -03 45 so I know that it is correct in WinJupos Here is a screenshot in WJ Here is a screenshot from Stellarium I know that Stellarium is correct because it correlates with other software. Although both show a near identical DEC figure, the ALT, AZ, RISE, CULMINATION & SET times are way off the mark in WJ Any ideas? By the way, WJ is on the latest version 10.3.9 Thanks Kirk
  6. I'm very new to using WinJupos too so do not know that much about it's workings & I do have my own problem with it that I want to sort out but could it be as simple as you have not entered the coords for your observing location. I have also found that it seems to be particularly finicky with the frame aligning, I have been zooming in as far as possible making sure the whole image is still visible on the screen and aligning the frame that way. Using the contrast & brightness options can help find a "hard" edge to align to amongst the fuzz, be careful though as too much adjustment of these options can shrink or expand the image and make aligning more difficult. I initially followed this tutorial which got me off to a good start especially when using multi-datasets: http://www.thelondonastronomer.com/it-is-rocket-science/2018/6/7/a-quick-guide-to-planetary-imaging The bares bones of my workflow is: Start with the first recording made of the first dataset recorded; LRGB or RGB i.e L filter going through in order taken, (this means less toing & froing with the alignment frame), making sure to change the colour channel in the ADJ tab for the filter you are using before saving the IMS file. Once you have done this for all you datasets, from the TOOLS menu choose the 'De-rotation of Images' option and start by adding all your L filters IMS files from the previous step, this creates a master L IMS file. Do this now for all your R filters & so on.... Now in the TOOLS menu choose the 'De-rotation of RGB frames' and load the masters IMS files to their corresponding slots and hit compile. Also, I assume that you are first stacking each filters recording in AS!3 or similar without sharpening, go for the highest quality you can get, I do not go below 75% quality in AS!3 & on a bad day I get lower than 1% of frames to stack but obviously AS!3 only allows 1 as the lowest entry. Open the stacked image in Registax 6 and wavelet sharpen as much as possible without adding too much noise. This has to be done for all recording, very laborious and time consuming and you'll end up with a massive folder structure containing the various files at various steps but you'll find your own system that works for you. Hope this help somewhat. Kirk
  7. 6 x 3.5min x LRGB datasets captured using SharpCap Pro from 23:21:09Z on 2018.07.25 to 02:02:25Z on 2018.07.26. Each capture was stacked in AS!3 then each set was de-rotated in WinJupos before all datasets were combined in WinJupos. Some further tweaking in PS.
  8. 5 x 3.5min x LRGB datasets captured using SharpCap Pro on 2018.07.25 from 21:30:41Z to 23:11:59Z. Each capture was stacked in AS!3 and then each set de-rotated in WinJupos before all 5 datasets being combined in WinJupos. Then a little tweaking in PS.
  9. 5 x 2.5min x LRGB datasets captured using SharpCap Pro on 2018.07.25 from 19:58:02Z to 21:06:04Z. Each capture was stacked in AS!3 and then each set de-rotated in WinJupos before all 5 datasets being combined in WinJupos. Then a little tweaking in PS.
  10. All equipment as my Saturn entry here: Second time using multi-data set in WinJupos 3x2.5min per channel LRGB & blown away that I have actually got some surface detail considering the altitude of only 14deg & the dust storm currently on Mars.
  11. Finally having a clear night coincide with a night off work I had to get some planetary imaging done with my new mono cam, filter wheel & LRGB filter set. This is the best Saturn I have managed to date, given that it was only at 16deg altitude. This is also the first time that I have used WinJupos on multi-data sets, this being 3x2.5mins per channel.. using my CPC925, ASI120MM-S, ZWO EFW & ZWO 1.25" LRGB filter set via SharpCap Pro.
  12. 1CM69

    Hello from Exmoor

    Hi, I'm just on the edge of Exmoor myself. I've got a few locations on the moor that I go to for imaging, a great place.
  13. 1CM69

    Gina's Ultimate All Sky Camera

    Hi, which variant TEC have you used in this build?
  14. 1CM69

    ZWO Peltier Cooler

    In my instructable it is #1 - read Step 5 Main Structure (1 to 11) I did try the version #2 while in my design stage as you set out but found that it was more difficult to remove the heat from the hot side as effectively.
  15. 1CM69

    ZWO Peltier Cooler

    Aah! Memories. It’s an odd feeling for me seeing this coming together, good feeling though. Looking forward to your updates.

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