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Jupiter 2019-06-30

ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5

 

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The Soapbox MountPusher Guider

the interface on top of an image acquired with the guiding solution

I have the following problem at home: the balcony is small, the tube is big and I am lazy. This sums up to a constant problem of drifting, the planet or lunar surface being imaged slowly walks away. Though there are methods to polar align a mount even when there is no way to see the north pole, the small balcony part means frequent small bumps into the whole thing. The oversized scope is also prone to accidents. I also tried the feature tracker in Sharpcap, failed, and the autoguiding of PHD2, failed. So I came up with the soapbox ensembleI call it noszogtató in Hungarian, for it means something like nagger-pusher-convincer. It got itself a soapbox, literally.

UPDATE 2019-09-30: I extended the hardware and the software.

Contents

  • rationale
  • block diagram
  • communication
  • desktop app
  • arduino code
  • hardware
  • conclusions, photos

(tovább…)

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Saturn 2019-06-20

ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5

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Jupiter 2019-06-19

ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5, bad seeing

20190618-2111 Jupiter 8 pipp g4 ap5 reg1 ps

20190618-2111 Jupiter 8 pipp g4 ap5 reg1 ps

20190618-2135 Jupiter 9 pipp g4 ap5 reg1 ps

20190618-2135 Jupiter 9 pipp g4 ap5 reg1 ps

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Saturn’s family 2019-06-12

ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5

stack of expos with the moons

stack of expos with the moons

a processed Saturn image

a processed Saturn image

the moons dialed down

the moons dialed down

rotated

rotated

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Saturn 2019-06-14-15

ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5
(tovább…)

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Jupiter, transit of Io 2019-06-13-2045Z-2323Z

There was a gap in the middle, I filled it with winjupos. ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5

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Saturn 2018-2019

2018: ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N150/750, HEQ5

2019: ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5

Location: Balcony “Observatory”

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Jupiter, 2019-06-10

ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5, below average seeing

Europa, Jupiter

Jupiter only, better seeing

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Saturn 2019-06-10

Setup: ASI 224MC, TSO ADC, N250/1200, HEQ5 and the noszogtató (see the soapbox project). The image below is a combination of about 30GiB raw data obtained from videos of about 20 minutes, above average seeing — and a few hours of postprocessing.

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Jól kalibrált monitoron mindegyik számnál elkülönülő árnyalat látszik. Ha mégsem látszanak, akkor a megjelenített képek színhiányosan rajzolódnak ki. A monitort valószínűleg kalibrálni kell.

You should see distinct shades for each number. If those shades are not clearly visible, the displayed pictures will lack accuracy. Your display most likely needs to be calibrated (brightness, gamma, contrast etc.).