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by JamesF
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Yet Another Astro Camera Application for Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 8621

Re: Yet Another Astro Camera Application for Linux

Good to see more Linux applications getting written. Your thesis looks interesting too, Christian. Such a shame I can't read Italian :)

James
by JamesF
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Second alpha release of Linux capture application
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Second alpha release of Linux capture application

I promised myself I'd get this done before the end of November so for once I'm actually delivering ahead of schedule :) The next release is now available here as both source and binaries for 32-bit and 64-bit: source: http://www.fidell.co.uk/oacapture/oacapture-0.0.2-alpha.tar.bz2 binaries: http://w...
by JamesF
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Solar / Lunar / Planetary Images
Topic: ASI120MC Jupiter (first light, sort of)
Replies: 2
Views: 1791

ASI120MC Jupiter (first light, sort of)

Last night was the first time I've had a viable opportunity to image Jupiter this season and whilst none of the hardware is new, this was my first time imaging using my own Linux-based capture software. Here are the results. 127 Mak. HEQ5, 2.5x Revelation barlow, ASI120MC, oaCapture (second alpha re...
by JamesF
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Solar / Lunar / Planetary Images
Topic: Goodbye Newton's Rings!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

Re: Goodbye Newton's Rings!!

My concern about the tilt adaptor was that the sensor may no longer be parallel with the focal plane. Perhaps that's just not an issue at the focal lengths usually used for solar imaging?

James
by JamesF
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Linux SDK wishlist
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: Linux SDK wishlist

Another item...

The shared libraries are obviously quite sensible, but for distributing binaries it might also be helpful if static libraries were available too so I could avoid having to tell people they need to install the SDK or have a script to download the SDK and install it myself.

James
by JamesF
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Linux SDK wishlist
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: Linux SDK wishlist

thanks James we will remove the debug info in next version about to get an integer value representing the camera model. do you think we need to provide a new function? As there is already a "getCameraModel()" function I guess most elegant solution would be to change that to provide both an integer ...
by JamesF
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Linux SDK wishlist
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: Linux SDK wishlist

I shall be looking at implementing some sort of focusing aid in the application, but that's definitely in the "enhancements" list for the time being. I'm not sure it's really the sort of functionality that belongs in a camera interface itself. My plan is to get another alpha release out this month, ...
by JamesF
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Linux SDK wishlist
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Linux SDK wishlist

As I near the next release of my Linux capture application (which will include source code this time) I'm thinking there are a few things it would be nice to have in some future release of the Linux SDK. My first few items are: Remove the diagnostic code that enumerates the USB devices. Remove the d...
by JamesF
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Solar / Lunar / Planetary Images
Topic: My latest Jupiter images
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: My latest Jupiter images

I'm hoping there will be a chance to get out and do some imaging of Jupiter this evening.

The sky is clear for the first time since 4th September, so I'm just about to get outside to set up. Uranus looks a little close to the Moon, but I might have a try for that as well.

James
by JamesF
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Alpha release of capture application for Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Alpha release of capture application for Linux

A re-post of what I've posted elsewhere... A binary (32-bit and 64-bit x86 only) alpha release of my capture application for Linux is now available from http://www.fidell.co.uk/oacapture/oacapture-0.0.1alpha1.tar.bz2 I really do mean alpha. It may eat all your data and throw it away. The weather has...