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  1. From the album: uhb1966-1

    Full moon- stacked only the last 10 images of the session, PIPP and Autostakkert

    © (C) Ulrich Benzing 2015

  2. From the album: General Images

    Image distortion after combining two SER videos in PIPP
  3. With the couple of decent nights we had last week I was able to finally get a view of Jupiter at opposition this year! The problem I've been having is when I've processed the videos. I've been taking videos in RAW8 at a custom resolution (720×240) with a ASI120MC camera in sharpcap. I noticed that the image would jump about periodically causing part or all of Jupiter to flash to different parts of the frame. I hoped that when aligning with PIPP and then limiting the number of frames in Sarpcap to the 10% highest quality images that it'd go away but when I finish the image I get the strange line artifacts that are evident in the attached image, which are ruining the images. The jumping didn't happen in "normal" resolutions so that seems to be the most obvious solution. I was wondering though if anyone had any advice of how to process the videos in PIPP/Registax/other program in order to delete these rogue frames? Cheers guys.
  4. I've just started using movie crop for planetary imaging, there are references in SGL to using PIPP to convert .mvi files to .avi for processing in Registax (which I have used before) or Autostakkert (which I haven't). I have looked on here for a tutorial or guidance on how you actually do it but I can't find any practical advice. Anything I google leads me to sites which sell conversion software. Can anyone point me to the steps needed to do the conversion: it's probably very simple, but then so am I. Thank you Celestron 9.25 SCT, AVX mount, Canon EOS 550D (modded). EP projection: telextender, 20mm eyepiece, 2xBarlow, neodymium filter, optimism
  5. Hey guys Just wanted to share my latest go at imaging Saturn. This was the first time using my ASI120MM on Saturn. The image was taken with an Orion XT8G + ASI120MM + 3x Meade Barlow + Astronomik IR742. Date: 30th June 15 Time: 9:05pm PIPP + AS!2 + Registax Any feedback would be great. Saturn by Enrico Danieli, on Flickr My previous image was taken 10 months ago with a Logitech C200 webcam. I'm very happy with the improvements.
  6. Hi all, I captured around 4000 frames in liveview mode while shooting at the Moon, with Camera / 2xBarlow / Telescope. Then cropped them in PIPP and created an AVI file to export after to Registax. The video file, even after cropped and centered, is not very stable (i guess because it was windy?), u can see the Moon is misplaced in a few frames, but nothing really serious, in my guessing. So, when i pass it to Registax 6, i do the normal process that i already did for saturn and for full lunar disc, (Align, choose a decent amount of align points, limit to 95% quality or best frames, etc). Thing is, the final result is something really odd, with the Moon not even entering the final pic. Somewhere along the alignment points process there is a problem that i dont have the knowledge to solve, and you can see the green lines of alignment going way out of the picture for some reason. I only had time to printscreen one shot before coming to work, and looks like this: Some alignment details were, as i remember: default minimum number of pix between alignment points - 30 from edge - 20 chose around 100 alignment points automatically (in some cases, there was one in a black area, but i tried right clicking in order to delete it,but it wouldnt do anything) So, i wonder if i could get any help from you guys! Would be much appreciated. Thanks, Rui
  7. Hi all. I'm using Firecapture to image Jupiter with ASI290MM with an EFW and something odd is going on with my red histos. I set all channels to the same exposure and gain - I realise this isnt neccesarily the best way, but for now thats what I do As I do the captures, typically 4 runs of 120secs per colour, the histo looks consistent - about 66% for R and G and about 55% for blue. But when I l look at the log files, the reported max and average histo values for the red captures are OK on the first capture, but greatly reduced on all the subsequent red ones. The G and B histos are consistent throughout. So for example last night I did 6 runs, for the red max/average histos I got: 1. 162/63% 2. 97/38% 3. 107/41% 4. 112/43% 5. 101/39% 6. 103/40% I watched the histo carefully on the last run and it didnt dip below 60%. So how can this happen??? I'd be really gratefull for any answeres! One other unrelated - I think - issue, is that on subsequent runs, because I dont have a delay set, I catch the filter as it switches in at the beginning of the run - except on the first run of course. Hmmmm as I type this I'm just cross checking with the unsorted AVI files in AS!2 and I see that not only am I getting a few chopped up frames as the filter switches in, but also neearly 100 of the previous run. So at the beginning of my 2nd red run I have about 100 blue images (approx 110 fps) Clearly I could sort this by having a delay. But right now I have 2 issues: 1. Is the reported histo value affected by the carry over of frames from the previous colour run? 2. Crucially, the AS!2 sorted AVI has included at the beginning some dodgy frames at the beginning, ie deemed to be good quality, which are from the previous colour, and also some with half a frame from the filter switch which for some reason arent rejected. So - how do I delete individual frames from the sorted file??? I cant see any way to do this. Alternatively, can I delete them in PIPP which I run everything thought first? Or maybe PIPP has a setting to reject dodgy frames with mismatched data or half frames.? Sorry people - lots of questions!! Would really appreciate any help, especially as Jupiter is about to exit, stage right!!
  8. Here is a mosaic my 14 year old and I did last night. We are sorry it is not complete :-( The missing panels went hiding and we can't find them! It was great fun doing it: He would drive the CPC800 in a zig-zag pattern very carefully using the hand-control and I would wait until the image settled before taking 100 frames for each panel using EZPlanetary and the QNH5L-II. We then processed the individual AVIs in AS!2 and used PS5 Photomerge. The original is over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rlsuk/13835061133/sizes/l
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