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06-06-2012, 12:15 PM
Seeing was the usual garbage but luckily some reasonably stable stuff was had every time the low alt. winds sprang up.
Autostakkert refuses to touch these Solar AVI's for some reason so had to stick with Registax 6 without MAP aligning because that no longer works under any circumstances. In the end, had to do a combo blend to get a reasonably sharp solar/sunspot image & a Venus disc. False colour added.
C11/Thousand Oaks full aperture filter/DMK/MOGG FR factor of 5.9
Can't believe the amount of small sunspots on the disk!! This image doesn't show them all :eyepop:
06-06-2012, 05:10 PM
very nice hi res image Asi. wasn't it good to have too many photons for a change? and finding the object required nothing more than pointing the scope in roughly the right direction and there it was! regards Ray
06-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Wow, i'm getting a solar filter for my C11 just for the sunspots!!!!
06-06-2012, 09:38 PM
Nice one Asi :thumbsup::thumbsup:
07-06-2012, 08:30 AM
Top shot John – great to see the disc of Venus and the sun spots in the same field at this scale.
07-06-2012, 09:19 AM
Not bad all the same though John.
07-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Thanks guys. Not happy with the Registax results, so I must email Emil at some stage to see what the fix might be for my problem (attached). This is what every AVI looks like upon opening in Autostakkert..
07-06-2012, 10:02 AM
I get the exact same problem, I can't remember offhand, but it is a particular combination of Y800 and something else that causes it, I'll check when I get home.
To get around it, I use virtualdub to output a sequence of still images from the .avi file and then load those into autostakkert.
07-06-2012, 10:16 AM
Hmm, looks like you strayed too close to that black hole, all that gravitational warping!:)
07-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Ha Ha Dennis! Yes, it's that monstrous black hole - It's sucking me in!:eyepop:
Actually I've just finished sorting the problem Peter - VirtualDub, but save it as a copy using 'full processing mode' rather than 'direct stream copy' as normally is the go..Whatever works:screwy:
Hopefully might have some better results to post soon!
08-06-2012, 08:06 AM
Great effort the Sun rings were cool too:)
08-06-2012, 10:49 AM
Well done Asi, still a nice result.
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