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johnb

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  1. So more success after tweaking the offset and display buttons I now have capture I can see, so can I enhance the captures in anyway ideally can I zoom in Suggestions appreciated Regards John B
  2. So thinking a little more I need to tweak the offset and display buttons a little more to move it further down the screen as the captures are right at the top of the screen. Maybe then I can reduce the SP to zoom in on the captures. John B
  3. So thinking a little more I need to tweak the offset and display buttons a little more to move it further down the screen as the captures are right at the top of the screen. Maybe then I can reduce the SP to zoom in on the captures. John B
  4. Hi So my last post made no sense (apologies) Im using the updated conditional actions and the MetScat_Comprehensive_v7.usr file Using the test beacon which is set to 144428000 you can see in the attached screen shot im getting a decent signal (there is some local interference but I guess I will have to live with that for the time being) I have used the Offset Up/ Down to line the blue frequency marker with the actual tone displayed on the waterfall and whilst that does seem to work I was hoping to move the waterfall down rather than the marker up – does that make sense Also given the beacon is at 14443000 and the tone on the waterfall is at 14440400 my dongle is out by some 2600 (not sure if that’s a positive or negative) and that value seems to be consistent, can I just put that value in the offset box in the settings, after which I would simply have to get the waterfall down Advice appreciated Regards John B
  5. Myself and others have over the past few years been collecting Radio Meteor Data via Spectrum Lab We collect Date Time (UTC) Signal Noise Frequency SN Ratio Doppler Duration (in Cycles or Seconds) And in some instances a screen capture We all use Graves or BRAMS and there is some standardisation in the collection method (that can always be improved) Data gets uploaded each month and this is all available via an online Database Additionally we calculate Coincidences – which in our case are were 3 or more stations have detected the same event (+ - 1 second) and that are 10 Secs or longer So to date we have been quite successful in our original objectives Im interested to know where we can take this next (please bear in mind im no expert in this field and my maths is limited, I do the web stuff) given the data we collect what other interesting things could we do in addition to Coincidences Thoughts appreciated Regards JohnB http://meteor.m81.co.uk/welcome.php
  6. thanks for that working now, reference i was using 2.94 b2 and now using 2.93 b8 Another newbie question my dongle is not perfect and before i used this script I used to set the VFO at -2265 to compensate for the dongle, this script of course sets it to 143048, so where can i add my offset ? John
  7. Hi I used this script and unfortunatly the laptop died, now on a new laptop and it all seems to be working, however when I looked at the Conditional Actions there is a lot of Red Mostly to do with Time So it says: Test Line 10: Current Time is Unknown in condition [68], near Current_ti I have not changed the script, pointers really appreciated Regards
  8. The more I tinker with the script the more I like it, really looking forward to the TODO list Sound issues resolved, using the info above followed by a number of restarts So a question Would it be possible to add a variable called eventduration and then only trigger log entry, screen capture and audio if the eventduration is exceeded for instance set eventduration=5, so it will only log, capture and record events that are equal to or longer than 5 seconds ? Regards John B
  9. Hi So I answered my own question by reading the script properly (lesson learned) I do however have a question around the recording The wav files are produced and the date \ timestamp corresponds with the log files and the screen captures but they are all empty as in they do not capture the sound - do I simply need to increae the buffer from 5 secs to 10 or 20 ? - does anyone else have the same issue ? Regards John B
  10. Hi I have spent the morning with this script and it does an excellent job - Despite being able to change the config for some elements Im struggling with the placement of the on screen labels position What I would like to do if possible is Move the Label down to the bottom of the screen and reduce the black space before the text ? Regards John B
  11. Louise At this stage I have not connected the scope etc, the camera will be used for Guiding and maybe moon imaging - I have an SPC900 which works fine in sharpcap so the software is working, however when I use sharpcap and connect to my QHY whilst it clearly connects it seem to do nothing, I would expect to see something in live view when I take the cap off and let natural light hit the sensor Regards John B
  12. Sorry its the old driver issue (I think) Im running win 10 and have a QHY 5 II M Installed QHY5 Driver Update ASCOM 4 driver Camera shows up in Device Manager as: Astroimaging - QHY5II Start Sharp Cap and it finds: QHY 5 II M and connects - however if i start to capture there is just a dark screen (given it day time and the camera has plenty of light I would have expected basically a white screen) Start QGVideo and it just says No Camera Detected Im sure it is a driver issues but I find the info online overwhelming as there is so much Pointers really appreciated Regards John B
  13. Hi Bit of a random one. Im looking to rent somewhere in Wales or the South West in April time for a week or so with the idea of taking all my kit and doing some Astro Imaging - if the clouds dont play I will take the opportunity to do some hiking. so the place ideally will have some hard standing and ideally WiFi and Power etc. but a little remote so im away from the lights etc. Any pointers appreciated Regards John B
  14. Richard It would be great to get further contributors, once setup you can either email the monthly log files or upload them to an area on the site after which I load the data. I will PM you my contact info Regards John
  15. Hi In Jan 2017 a group of us who do Radio Meteor Detection in the UK started to collaborate and pool data, this now forms part of the Meteor Collaboration Database. Simplistically we take our monthly log files from Spectrum Lab and import them into a MySql Database. We currently have some 2,502,360 Unique Events recorded, from those we then have an area for all Events that are 5 Seconds or longer and finally produce a Coincidence Listing The Coincidence Listing shows events that are 5 seconds or longer and are detected by 3 contributors or more and occurs + or - 5 seconds of each other Its not an exact science but many of the listed coincides are clearly the same event Ie: http://meteor.m81.co.uk/conview.php?id=1820 You will note that where possible we also include the screen captures and if there is an associated BOAM capture (http://boam.fr/) we link that to So all data contributions are happily accepted as are suggested improvements to the website Regards John B http://meteor.m81.co.uk/welcome.php
  16. So my trusty QHY5 has died and whilst I await the replacement I thought I may use my Philips WebCam - PHD2 sees it and it works a treat - then it struck me there is no where for the ST4 lead to go Am I being a bit thick here or is it just not possible ? Regards John B
  17. Hope someone can help with my Moonlite Issue, the fine adjustment knob has come away from the main unit but I simply cant see how to get it back in It wont simply push back in as it does not go in all the way and i notice the spindle has a small groove and again does that go in the knob or the main unit - hopefully the pics explain I looked on line but could not seem to find much Help appreciated Regards John B
  18. ahh penny droped I think - its not video length that important but more about the number of frames captured
  19. Hi Im starting to look at moon imaging using my Skywatcher 250 on an EQ6 with my Guiding Camera which is a QHYII Im, using Sharcap and really want to know how long my video captures should be, I have good alignment Regards John B
  20. Hi I consider myself a Deep Sky Imager but I think the moon deserves attention, this is my first real attempt Taken with my Skywatcher 250 and a mono QHY511, I took a number of videos with SharpCap, process with Registax and stitched with ICE I would be interested to know how I can improve what I have with the Kit i have (cant really afford any new kit at the moment) Thanks for looking John B
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