The Window Sill Observatory

AutoGuider Training Videos

Finding a good guide target is a bit of an art. You can train yourself by using DSSR’s monitoring function to follow ‘targets’ on existing video files.

To do this, start your video playing with repeat turned on in your video player. Open DSSR, click AutoGuide and click the Target button to show the third party window guide target selector. Move the selector over possible targets on the video window and click Start Monitoring. You can see in the Guide window and graph how well DSSR can follow each target as you change the variables.

Below are some links to web videos that you can use for training. After they load, right-click on the video to turn on repeat looping. Many thanks to test pilots Jim Fakatselis and Kevin Lewis for making their raw videos available.

Solar white light

Sunspot thru Nexstar 4SE, DMK21, PowerMate 2.5x

Sunspot thru Nexstar 4SE, DMK21

Sunspot thru Nexstar 4SE, DMK21, PowerMate 2.5x

Sunspot thru Nexstar 4SE, DMK21

Sunspot thru Nexstar 4SE, DMK21

Solar H-alpha

A one minute capture of the sun using a DMK21 and PST Stage 2 modified Lyra Optic 4″ f/11 refractor

Sunspot 2012-05-28 part 1 of 2

Sunspot 2012-05-28 part 2 of 2

Sunspot 0

Sunspot 1

Sunspot 9

Solar Prominence

Sun thru Coronado PST, DMK21

Sunspot thru Coronado PST, DMK21, PowerMate 2.5x

Sunspot thru Coronado PST, DMK21, PowerMate 2.5x

Sunspot thru Coronado PST, DMK21, PowerMate 2.5x

Solar prominences thru Coronado PST prime on Nexstar 4SE alt-az mount

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