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Bruce Leeroy

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  1. M42 first 2 exposure image

    I had a try at cleaning it up but lost alot of detail/dusty lanes.
  2. Supermoon in super clouds...

    Moon and clouds look amazing here , multiple concentric rainbow patterns I took some pics but they show very little..I did take a video that shows it fairly well. 63mb .MOV file 25s in length captured on iphone. IMG_8214.MOV
  3. re-coating or to buy new

    When I researched Tal 2 mirror sets I seem to recall finding a post that some replacement mirror sets available in Canada where parabolic...a few years ago I spotted 2 mirror sets on Gumtree and noticed the Tan/l 2 stamped onto the primary holder, anyways I acquired both mirror sets and 2 hand built wooden telescope tubes...I wonder if Peter Drew would make me a binoscope from 2 Tal2 mirror sets , they do seem to be replacement mirror sets as there in their own small wooden box is there a simple test to determine parabolic or spherical?
  4. All Sky Camera Mark 7

    That's much improved, I hope you get round to live streaming this cam.
  5. The inaugural StuPOD, winner announced!

    Yes it was, iPhone 4s Pano mode and let the moon drift through the view.
  6. The inaugural StuPOD, winner announced!

    I might have previously posted this iPhone moon panorama just letting the moon drift through the view and a stacked image of Jupiter also captured on the iPhone, furrysocks2 kindly stacked the image for me!
  7. PS3Eye raw bayer (and 10bit) in Linux - success!

    I need an IR cut filter too, would that be the same as the IR-pass filter you mention?
  8. PS3Eye raw bayer (and 10bit) in Linux - success!

    Impressive research.....keep up the good work.
  9. PS3Eye raw bayer (and 10bit) in Linux - success!

    The PS3 eye in your image has the bad lens for modification, you need the curved lens as the IR filter on the flat lens forms part of the focusing for the image train. A good idea for spare parts is to remove the board mounts from the bad/bricked cams, I think they have a 12 mm thread suitable for telescope nose pieces.
  10. An hour using both eyes

    I saw that...starting due east heading westerly passing through the Pleiades, it seemed give off a green colour.I was lucky as the sky must be 60-70% covered in fast moving cloud.
  11. SharpCap live stacking

    Thanks for clearing up the darks query and debayering should improve the long exposure/live stacking experiments? Cheers for that, the iPhone was gifted to me if that helps lol.
  12. SharpCap live stacking

    Yes totally off topic apologies!! Very good results...Yes I had a similar noise as you have in the 1st image you posted but I never put the RGB sliders upto max like you have. Reading the attributes to my Red channel images I read "something like": Flat applied = 0 Dark applied = 0 And the penny dropped later in the day as to what exactly darks/flats/lights are all about, reading your latest post just confirmed it. thanks ! Agreed, I'll look into it as I intend on using the live stacking option after seeing your results and my experiments with the PS3 cam have been hit and miss. It was almost 2 months ago that I tried live stacking and if memory serves me right it bugged out with a message relating to a tracking error but I'm not 100% on that. Can you apply/subtract a dark frame to the live video feed without using the live stacking option? The Jupiter image you posted, is that a stacked image made from 1 of my videos? If it is then cheers it looks pretty good. I need to read video astronomy for dummies, thanks for making the thread it's cleared a few things up for me
  13. SharpCap live stacking

    I found more videos from that session when I looked for the still images. Imagine tracking and using airplay on the TV to view live indoors. IMG_3660.MOV
  14. SharpCap live stacking

    I'm sure you've tried the iphone out ... an iphone 4 from memory, maybe the "s" makes all the difference!!!!!
  15. SharpCap live stacking

    No I haven't, I did try with other videos but had some errors so gave up on that. These are still images taken on the same night I guess..tracking would have made them sharper. I'll add an iPhone moon panorama as well, I let the moon drift through the view and selected panorama. I'm all for hose clamps and tape.