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Posts Made By: Jim Phillips

September 22, 2005 04:09 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars Sept 21, 2005

Posted By Jim Phillips

I slept for about 1 1/2 hours Tuesday afternoon after staying up all night Monday night. Then got up at 3:00 AM Tuesday night/Wednesday morning> Seeing was good once again and I was able to get some nice images, color and B&W. First a color image:

TMB 10" F/9
2X Barlow inserted into 3X Barlow
Atik Color camera, Registax
Seeing 8/10

Jim Phillips

September 24, 2005 07:58 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars this morning

Posted By Jim Phillips

Hello,
I woke up this morning knowing I had to go in to work today but I could not take it. CSC had predicted good seeing. Up at 4:00 AM. Seeing was Good, 8, 8-9/10. FYI.

TMB 8" F/9
2X Barlow inserted into 3X Barlow
Registax, Atik Color Camera

Jim Phillips

September 26, 2005 04:04 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars again this morning

Posted By Jim Phillips

I think I must have a "fever" of some kind. Got up at 4:00 AM.

TMB 8" F/9
2X Barlow into 3X Barlow
Atik Color camera

Jim Phillips

September 27, 2005 12:29 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Recent Mars images

Posted By Jim Phillips

Magnificent Images Damian. The detail is just outstanding!
Thanks for taking the time to post.

All the Best,

Jim Phillips

September 29, 2005 08:10 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Info for Those considering upgrading Luminera Came

Posted By Jim Phillips

Hello,
The following is not meant to be negative, just the facts.
I ordered a Luminera 075 camera with software (streampix). In order to run the software you have to use the "Key", that comes with the software and camera, that fits into a USB port.
I sold my Luminera 075 when the Infinity came out, and, of course, sent the key with the camera. Otherwise the person buying the camera could not use it. Seems reasonable to me.
My new Luminera Infinity arrived but there was no key. I called Norpix and they seemed surprised that I had "given" the key to the person to whom I had sold the Luminera 075 camera.
At this point I have a camera that will not work because I have no "key" and Norpix in Canada seems perplexed that I am not happy. To get a new Key I think I am going to have to buy the Streampix software again which will come with a new Key for an additional $995.00.
Most Amateurs who get free K3 Tools either from the Internet (Toucam) or with the purchase of an Atik camera to run their cameras need to understand that to run the software (Streampix) for a Luminera camera you have to have a "key" and the key/software does not automatically comne with the camera. Sell your Luminera 075 and send the buywer the key so he/she can use the camera and you will need to rebuy the software to get a new key when you buy the Infinity.
Again, not meant to be megative. I just want to inform those thinking of upgrading from a Luminera 075 to an Infinity. I did not understand this, but now I think i do.

Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips

September 29, 2005 01:11 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars September 29, 2005

Posted By Jim Phillips

Hello All,
When I got back in from imaging this morning my wife said, "So, you slept in this morning. You didn't get up until 5:00 AM." She was right. Still, I was able to get a few images of Mars. This one is from about 5:45 this morning.

TMB 8" F/9
2X into 3X Barlow
Seeing 7/10

Jim Phillips

October 3, 2005 09:59 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

One of "Those" weekends

Posted By Jim Phillips

I drove up to my farm after work Friday hoping that I would get some good imaging in. No internet ot TV so I just wing it when I'm there. it was clear at 2:30 when I got up. But, by the time I made it to my observatory and got set up it had clouded over. Went back to bed at 5:30 AM. Saturday night it was clear so i decided to stay up. Observed some doubles, globulars etc, took a nap in the observatory and woke up about 1:00 AM. Set up...Clouds, then clearing up, clouds again over and over. Seeing poor. The attached image is not one of my best but I worked very hard to get it.

TMB 10" F/9
2X barlow into 3X barlow.
3:53 - 3:56 AM EDT Oct 2, 2005

Jim Phillips

October 8, 2005 06:44 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars using Dave's Technique

Posted By Jim Phillips

Hello All,
One of the great things about this group is getting to know great imagers around the world. I was e-mailing Dave Tyler in England about imaging and he mentioned combining a monochrome with a color image to get the detail of the monochrome with color. I did not know how to do this and Dave kindly e-mailed me instructions. As it turns out I had two images of Mars taken with monochrome and color Atik cameras from September 21 with my TMB 10". The time of each image is close but there is not a perfect fit. Still, I like the results and thought I would post FYI.

Jim Phillips

October 9, 2005 12:33 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars this morning

Posted By Jim Phillips

Alt5hough the the weatherman said no, I woke up about 2:00 AM and it was clear! Seeiung was pretty good as well. here is an image from this morning using my TMB 8" F/9.
2X barlow inserted into 3X barlow. Atik B&W and Atik Color cameras.

Jim Phillips

October 14, 2005 05:35 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars This morning

Posted By Jim Phillips

Have to catch an early pl,ane but I did get this image processed. Hope the rest are as good or better.
TMB 8" F/9
Atik Color Camera.

Jim Phillips