The Window Sill Observatory

August 26, 2011

Support Group Launched

Filed under: Software — Dave @ 1:32 pm

I finally got round to opening a Yahoo group (link at right). It will be very (more…)


August 13, 2011

First Test of DSSR’s CloudBuster Autoguider

Filed under: Animations, Software, Sun — Dave @ 3:20 pm

DSSR is designed so that you can set up your scope in the morning and let DSSR control and guide it while you do more enjoyable stuff. A key part of this ability is the CloudBuster autoguider. (more…)

August 11, 2011

Remote Control Focus for a Coronado PST

Filed under: Sun, Tutorials — Dave @ 1:13 pm

This mod will definitely void your warranty so proceed at your own risk.

Step 1 – Buy Stuff (more…)

August 9, 2011

Making a Solar Time Lapse Movie

Filed under: Animations, Tutorials — Dave @ 2:47 pm

Step 1 – Capture Your Videos

Open DSSR and select your camera and telescope. (more…)

August 7, 2011

DSSR Feature Requests

Filed under: Software — Dave @ 9:27 am

Please let me know of any features that you want in DSSR. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

August 6, 2011

Extreme test of Dave’s Video Stabiliser

Filed under: Animations, Software, Sun — Dave @ 6:16 pm

This is an initial test run of DVS on some old solar time lapse video. The original video is here and it is very (more…)

Making a Zoomit Solar or Lunar Mosaic

Filed under: Software, Tutorials — Dave @ 12:55 pm

This tutorial shows how to create a lunar or solar mosaic and display it as a interactive image like this or that.

Step 1 – Capture Videos (more…)

August 5, 2011

Broccoli prominences 3rd July 2011

Filed under: Animations, Sun — Dave @ 10:34 am

Here is some old captures that I just got round to processing. It shows a prominence speeded up 210x over a 100 minute period. I captured around 800 individual video clips of 300 frames each which AviStack processed automatically overnight. This gave 800 time-lapse frames that are shown in the video below. (more…)

August 3, 2011

Nexstar 4SE Sunspots Time-Lapse Video

Filed under: Animations, Sun — Dave @ 12:44 pm

Here is another animation shot on 27th July 2011. This time, the PST was mounted on a Nexstar 4SE mount in Alt-Az mode so you can see the video rotating about the auto-guide point. (more…)

August 2, 2011

Multiple Moon Mosaics

Filed under: Moon — Dave @ 2:12 pm

Here is a bit of fun (more…)

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