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Everything posted by StuW

  1. You don't extract an Mai file, you run it. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  2. Move the ROI window around (not sure where it is on Firecapture, I use Sharpcap) to find it
  3. I don't know if you considered putting in support for Canon Cameras? Should be easy enough with the gphoto2 library?
  4. Not that there was any doubt (it's based on Mint) but confirmed working on Distro Astro 2.0 "Pallas". It may be worth seeing if you can get it installed by default as their new version is out soon and they are only currently packaging wxAstrocapture as far as i can tell. http://www.distroastro.org/
  5. Another good method is to defocus the object making it a bigger target, then once you've centred the doughnut re-focus. This is the method i use very successfully.
  6. I think Liverpool AS have a very active SN hunting project. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  7. I've never seen colour in M57 and i've seen it through an 8 inch refractor that gave views of delicate structure in the ring. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  8. In informed that this is an EP key as well? Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  9. Hmm, not in these parts.. ;-) Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  10. It's a drivers key for the railway :-) Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  11. My mistake, the Best adapter is M48 to Canon directly so no T2 required (bottom right on fr/f2f page). Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  12. I'll try get a picture within the hour... Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  13. The adapter I think you're referring to is to give the M48-T2 ? In which case yes you need it to stretch the T2-Canon adapter to so it goes Scope-fr/ff-M48 to T2-T2 Canon adapter-Camera Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  14. You need to unscrew the black bit off the end of the focusser to see the threads. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  15. StuW

    Oh dear!

    Smashing luck!
  16. I have one of the Ring Smartcharge+ chargers which works fine with my 75ah.
  17. Ahhh that takes me back. I learnt Pascal on old green screen Prime Networks machines back in college around 1993.
  18. I use mine with an AMD A6 without problems. I think there's more of a problem with USB3 than AMD. Try joining the ZWO user group forum.
  19. No need whatsoever to contemplate cooling for planetary. Cooling is more for the ppl wanting to push the boundaries of that the cams are capable of.
  20. You could always stay the same and use an EQTooth controller box. I use one myself and it works brilliantly with no wire.
  21. Really? the ASI should near enough saturate the USB bandwidth, that's it's advantage over other cameras i.e. high framerates. Are you using USB3 ports? Which driver are you using for the camera, the standard or the Ascom?
  22. Look at Weewx or Cumulus software. I use Weewx on an old laptop home server at http://stuw.dyndns.org/weewx/ which uses Weather Underground to get forecasts. If you want to do your own forecasting look at the Zambretti algorithm (http://www.meteormetrics.com/zambretti.htm). I think Gina has some good experience with weather stations and may be worth asking.
  23. That wouldn't work as you would just be multiplying the noise in the single dark frame. I don't think there's any hard and fast rule about the number of dark frames, but I like to take one after each light frame throughout the night as the camera's temperature can change quite a bit throughout the imaging session.
  24. The longer the exposure the more the internal components of the camera heat up and cause interference through thermal noise. You use the darks of same length as the lights to "subtract" the similar value of noise and therefore removing amp glow and hot pixels etc. That's probably over simplifying but it's how i understand it.
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