The Window Sill Observatory

March 30, 2012

Latest Solar Prominence Animations

Filed under: Animations, Software, Sun — Dave @ 12:50 pm

I was lucky to record 4 hours of unbroken solar activity during Scotland’s recent record breaking sunshine. DSSR guided my Nexstar 4SE/PST combo while it also captured 20s videos with 20s pauses between. These videos were processed in AviStack and DVS was then used to stablize the¬†animations and add the overlay text and scale Earth.

This was the first ‘blind’ test of DFM and I relied totally on the focus meter to adjst focus. I made 3 animations from the data which are below. (right-click on videos to turn on looping) (more…)

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March 9, 2012

DSSR and EQMOD

Filed under: Software — Dave @ 10:41 am

EQMOD is an initiative that lets you hook up your PC to your mount without using a hand controller. There is an ASCOM driver for EQMOD which has some features that impact on DSSR. These are: (more…)

March 3, 2012

Fantastic Mars Animation

Filed under: Animations, Software — Dave @ 11:50 am

DVS user Sylvain Weiller recently capture a few hundred thousand frames of Mars. Unfortunately, he did not use DSSR’s autoguider during capture so the planet’s disk was moving around a lot during the sequence. We worked with Sylvain to allow DVS to handle huge image sets like his and these new features are detailed in the latest manual in the support page. (more…)

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