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Moon 8 Day Old 1st June 2009 2107-20 UT


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Hi everyone, been reading for a while and finally decided to post after playing with my new toy - a Meade LPI imager for a while. Getting it to work under Vista is another story! This is my 4th attempt at an image using Registax 5 and the GIMP to flip and rotate N-S and E-W. I'm pretty pleased at the way Cassini came out. Equipment is a Skywatcher 127 Mak (SupaTrak - tracking on) on an Alt/Az mount. 1378 frames of which 15 ended up being stacked for this image.

Any comments/ advice really welcome as I am just at the start of the learning curve in imaging using the LPI.

moon010609_2107-2120UT-LPI withregistax5processing.bmp

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Thanks Mick, the focus and atmosphere were spot on. The previous three attempts the focus was slightly off - I'm still manual focussing but busy with motors amd switches to help that (I hope!) Until I got the LPI I was using a Lumix Digicam where I had no focus control so it was a bit of luck as to whether or not images were in focus.

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Nicely done Rob,

You have got the LPI working and if it aint broke don't fix it ....

Theres a newer version of Autostar suite 5.5 which looks like it has "vista" drivers buried in it but its a sledgehammer to crack a nut... being a 214MB download... why dont they just "publish" the drivers seperately :)

Envisage 7.05 has some nicer features compared to the older version as well...

Both available from here ...

Peter...

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That is a fine image Rob. The LPI and the DSI are a nightmare when Vista is the OS. You have it cracked though it seems.

Welcome to SGL and enjoy your stay.

Ron.:)

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Hi Peter and Ron

Thanks for the links Peter the whole suite doesn't seem to like me too much but going directly into Envisage is fine.... I've always been a follower of the 'if it works keep your fingers crossed' approach when using software. I've been reading SGL since I treat myself to the 'scope in January and it's a bit of the childhood dream fulfilled. Now if I had a car to get to Kielder.... (smile) Rob1961

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