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27 juin 2010 7 27 /06 /juin /2010 13:42

Sorry for the long absence, but I was on vacation in the French Pyrénées. Nice trip, but cloudy nights :-(

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18 juin 2010 5 18 /06 /juin /2010 00:04

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   Qastrocam-g2 really needs more documentation. There is only one available documentation is an incomplete pdf file wrote in French. I will add some documentation here.

 

    The FAQ is on the way ! Feel free to add a question by writing a comment !

 

Qastrocam-g2 4.8 FAQ

 

Best regards !

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17 juin 2010 4 17 /06 /juin /2010 23:49

One of my first pictures, The Moon/Saturn conjonction, with all it's defaults : bad exposition and "Bayerized", but I like it ;-)

 

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Have nice night !

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16 juin 2010 3 16 /06 /juin /2010 05:34

I finaly modded my EQ5 motor drive to add an ST4 autoguide port. I'm pretty proud of it ;-)

 

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Have a look : Add an ST4 port on the EQ4/EQ5 motor drives

 

Have a clear sky !

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15 juin 2010 2 15 /06 /juin /2010 15:26

Feel free to ramble on my last Moon mosaic. Hope you enjoy ;-)

 

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Best Regards !

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15 juin 2010 2 15 /06 /juin /2010 14:25

I'm working hard on Qastrocam-g2 4.8 these days. I will upload a release candidate in a few days.

 

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Qastrocam-g2 4.8 adds many new features like :

  • The QHY5 cameras support (imager and guider port)
  • The night vision mode
  • Frame calibration (bias, dark, flat)
  • Color seperation from bayer frames
  • A better scmod handling for philips webcams
  • Support for many new devices (spca505, jpeg, uyvy palettes added)
  • Autoguiding slew speed can be changed on some devices
  • Qastrocam-g2 is now able to produce average and median frames for calibration
  • Many GUI changes
  • Many speed optimizations
  • Many bugs fix

Qastrocam-g2 : link

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10 juin 2010 4 10 /06 /juin /2010 17:22

Annoyed by your missing centronic port ? You still use an antique laptop because of this damned parallel port ? Just look at this Add TTL outputs to your USB Laptop

 

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8 juin 2010 2 08 /06 /juin /2010 21:47

I'm currently trying to cool my cameras to reduce thermal noise. Please have a look on my two last mods !

 

Cooling the QHY5 imager/autoguider (step 1)

 

QHY5 back 2

 

Cooling the philips spc900nc webcam (step 1)

 

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30 mai 2010 7 30 /05 /mai /2010 18:44

My first post !

 

Hello every one ! I'm a 35 year old father, living in France, and I love Astronomy. I spend many times on DIY astronomical stuff. This blog is there to share this stuff ! I hope it could help someone.

 

Best regards !

 

Thx8411

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