The Window Sill Observatory

September 17, 2011

Tracking on Jupiter the Hard Way

Filed under: Software — Dave @ 2:17 pm

New tester Gordon had a few minutes of clear sky last night so decided to put DSSR’s GemTrak module through its paces. The results were very good. Said Gordon …. (more…)

Mike’s Solar Slide Show 2011-09-15

Filed under: Software, Sun — Dave @ 10:05 am

Here is tester Mike’s DSSR slideshow from a cloudy session. No animations but some very nice stills from his CPC800.

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September 15, 2011

First Trial of DSSR AzTrak

Filed under: Animations, Software, Sun — Dave @ 2:44 pm

DSSR has a new autoguide module for Alt-Az mounts called AzTrak. Tester Mike was lucky enough to be the first to test it on the Sun with his Celestron CPC800 scope. It was a very successful first test! (more…)

September 14, 2011

Solar Mosaic 13-9-2011

Filed under: Software, Sun — Dave @ 5:57 pm

Tester Kev has created a very nice solar mosaic using DSSR. Click on this image to see a zoomable version (best viewed in Internet Explorer – press F11 for full screen). (more…)

September 13, 2011

Latest Tester Images and Animations

Filed under: Animations, Software, Sun — Dave @ 2:00 pm

Here is a selection of images and animations taken from our tester’s albums. Click on the images for full size and right click on the video to switch on looping. (more…)

September 6, 2011

First Sub-Pixel Autoguide

Filed under: Animations, Software, Sun — Dave @ 8:35 am

DSSR now has a sub-pixel autoguide module as standard. This allows for very fine corrections to be applied to the telescope mount for rock steady video capture.  (more…)

September 4, 2011

Wifi Solar Animation

Filed under: Animations, Sun — Dave @ 3:33 pm

WSO test pilot Ken has produced a very detailed time-lapse animation of the sun using DSSR and DVS. One of the nice things about it is that he has captured surface and prominence detail using a single exposure value. (more…)

September 3, 2011

Moving Comet or Moving Stars?

Filed under: Animations, Software — Dave @ 11:46 am

WSO hotshot Mike has reworked some old images of Comet Harley with DVS to produce two time-lapse animations.

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DVS Test Update

Filed under: Animations, Software, Sun — Dave @ 9:04 am

WSO guru Kev has compiled a very nice time lapse animation showing how DSSR and DVS can work together. He captured and guided with DSSR and then (more…)

September 1, 2011

Software Testers Wanted

Filed under: Software — Dave @ 10:21 am

DSSR and DVS are currently being tested by an international team of amateur astronomers. There are some gaps in our test team and we would like to invite you to join the team. We are looking for testers who can satisfy (more…)

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