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Not Deep Space But

Postby Dion » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:10 am

OK, it's not a DSO, but it's also not lunar, planetary or solar, so I think i can let myself off for posting this here :-

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:D :D :D :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY: :D :D :D

This was done with the mono transplanted webcam, I had the time for transit from heavens above, so first, on to a bright star, did a bahtinov focus, then, set gain at halfway and dropped exposure so that the star was just a dim spec. Exopsure = shutter speed so because it's a fast moving object we want a nice fast shutter, and make the star just a dim speck as ISS is a lot brighter than a star. Next I set sharpcap to run with unlimited frames and waited, NEQ6 with the clutches off, supporting the properly balanced scope at the mirror end, here she comes, chased it in the telrad. After it had gone, previewed the AVI and saw i had some frames. At this point you see actual detail in the AVI and rip all your clothes off and run round the garden shouting YES YES YES!!

Here's an anim of all the frames i had :-

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And here are my camera settings. :-

[Philips SPC 900NC PC Camera]
Resolution=640x480
Frame Rate (fps)=10.00
Colour Space / Compression=YUY2
Exposure=-11
Brightness=64
Contrast=32
Saturation=23
Gamma=15
ColorEnable=255
BacklightCompensation=0
Gain=32

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