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oaCapture QHY5L-II support

Note quite there, but very nearly (for the mono camera, at least). ┬áThe splitting of the frame clearly means there’s an issue somewhere, but it can’t be too hard to get sorted.

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Colour histogram and reticle for Linux capture app

Progress, progress… Here’s my reticle and the colour version of the histogram. I may add some options for changing the style of the reticle and splitting the histogram into three, but those are for later. I also killed a few … Continue reading

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Mono histogram for capture application

I have the histogram working for mono cameras now. Colour is more work, but that will follow shortly. It doesn’t look too exciting mind.

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ASI120MM capture support

Here’s capture support working in my new application for the ASI120MM, together with binning. I’m really not sure what use binning is for high frame rate image capture, but it works anyhow.

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Troubles with the ASI120MC

I started getting some problems with data from the ASI120MC in my capture application, with the image “tearing” or undebayered data appearing in what ought to be debayered frames as in these two examples: It turns out that the problem … Continue reading

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ASI120MC capture support

I’m now able to get an image from my ASI120MC: The colour is all wrong. It turns out that whilst the header file gives the image format define as “RGB24”, it’s actually BGR24. I can probably write them to an … Continue reading

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A new Linux planetary capture application

Astronomy-wise it’s been a fairly rubbish last month and a half. Here in the back end of beyond it’s been nearly permanently cloudy and there have been periods of several days where there’s been no hint of blue sky. In … Continue reading

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Beginner’s guide to stacking planetary images with AutoStakkert!2

Last week someone asked about a guide to stacking planetary images using AutoStakkert!2 (hereinafter known as AS!2) and I said I’d write something up. A few days later than I imagined, I’ve got around to it. This isn’t meant to … Continue reading

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Solar Imaging with the 127 Mak

Someone was asking about the set-up of a solar imaging system, so I took these photos of mine “in action”. There’s really nothing special here other than the motor focuser that I cobbled onto the back of the Mak. The … Continue reading

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Stacking Canon RAW CR2 Files For Solar and Lunar Imaging

I use Deep Sky Stacker for stacking images from my 450D for wide field shots of the night sky, but I’ve struggled getting anything to work for solar and lunar images. Some people I’ve discussed it with have found no … Continue reading

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