Comments for Astronomy Log http://www.astronomylog.co.uk My images and view of the Nights Sky Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:12:28 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Coronado PST Images by Paul Radford http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/the-sun/coronado-pst-images/#comment-202518 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:12:28 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/?p=23282#comment-202518 Nice images. Like you I have also recently started imaging the sun using a PST. With respect to colourising the image I found a technique by Jan Timmermans works very well. You can find it described on the website at http://www.thefirmament.nl/astro/sun_ha_tutorial.html

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Comment on Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 & Astronomy by Brandon Young http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/how-to/logitech-quickcam-pro-4000-astronomy/#comment-202516 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:26:56 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/2007/06/20/logitech-quickcam-pro-4000-astronomy/#comment-202516 Use Sharp cap for capturing video and pics, tons of options.

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Comment on Transit of Mercury 2016 by AstroManDan http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/the-sun/transit-mercury-2016/#comment-202515 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:33:12 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/?p=27572#comment-202515 Achieving focus on a PST can be tricky. You either need to use a Barlow or Powermate. I use a 2.5x Televue Powermate or purchase a short 1.25″ nose piece, so that the sensor of the camera is closer to the PST eyepiece. I got my short nosepiece from Modern Astronomy. There is a bit more information here: http://ukastroimaging.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=49453.0

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Comment on Transit of Mercury 2016 by Dr. Santanu Roy http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/the-sun/transit-mercury-2016/#comment-202514 Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:39:05 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/?p=27572#comment-202514 Even after repeated attempts I have failed to achieve focus after attaching my ASI 120 MM-S camera and my Nikon D90 DLSR to the PST. Can you help me?

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Comment on Satellite Tracker by John Eccles http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/astronomy-software/satellite-tracker/#comment-202513 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:05:40 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/?p=560#comment-202513 This version of Satellite Tracker is very old. My name is John Eccles and I have purchased all rights to the source code, website, and Yahoo Group for the Satellite Tracker program. You may want to consider removing this download and directing people to the new Satellite Tracker forum where they can join and obtain the latest version of this software.

Also there is the Satellite Tracker website at: http://www.heavenscape.com/

Regards,

John Eccles, new owner of Satellite Tracker, a Brent Boshart original design.

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Comment on Windows 10 Install on Observatory PC by AstroManDan http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/astronomy-software/windows-10-install-on-observatory-pc/#comment-202512 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:46:45 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/?p=27341#comment-202512 Yes, I have the original Lakeside with Serial modules, just as I purchased my 3rd one, they brought out the newer USB modules. I often wondered if I could trade in my old control boxes for new ones or get them upgraded?

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Comment on Windows 10 Install on Observatory PC by C Woodhouse http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/astronomy-software/windows-10-install-on-observatory-pc/#comment-202475 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:48:48 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/?p=27341#comment-202475 Modern Lakeside focuser modules use FTDI chipsets. I think you are referring to serial Lakeside modules and the fact you chose to use prolific adaptors ?

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Comment on How to attach a Camcorder to a Telescope by Michael Slack http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/how-to/how-to-attach-a-camcorder-to-a-telescope/#comment-202136 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 01:48:52 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/2008/08/14/how-to-attach-a-camcorder-to-a-telescope/#comment-202136 Anything out there for my Orion 120MM Skyview Pro? I have an equatorial mount by the way. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you…Michael

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Comment on Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 & Astronomy by @Planet58 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/how-to/logitech-quickcam-pro-4000-astronomy/#comment-3848 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:00:06 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/2007/06/20/logitech-quickcam-pro-4000-astronomy/#comment-3848 I also purchased an adapter for my Quickcam pro 4000. You need to unscrew the cam body using a small cross-head screwdriver through the hole in the side. Remove the webcam lense and replace it with the adapter then screw the two halves of the body back together.

I use wxAstroCapture which is great to use. It can capture in FITS and AVI formats and the individual images (or frames from an avi) can be aligned and stacked using RegiStax.

All we need now is a clear night #:o)

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Comment on How To Make a Digital Camera Solar Filter by Partial Solar Eclipse Images and Photographs from Cambridgeshire on 4th January 2010 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/how-to/how-to-make-a-digital-camera-solar-filter/#comment-3703 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 22:26:31 +0000 http://www.astronomylog.co.uk/?p=9448#comment-3703 […] I took these images with my Canon 550d with my 300mm lens on a tripod with a remote cable. I also used my homemade solar camera filter. […]

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