This entry was posted on September 22, 2021
Breaking news from QHYCCD: QHY - Important firmware driver upgrade 9/21
Based on an update notification of the USB chip, we added a new API in the firmware of all QHYCCD cameras between 2021.7.10 and 2021.9.4.
According to the description, we were expecting that this modification would increase the stability of the USB link. Unfortunately, however, we have received feedback from our users that it can cause a random crash in single frame capture mode on some computers. These random events can occur after some minutes or some hours or even longer time frames. To test these reports, we changed back to the system driver release before 2021.7 and have confirmed that without this new API the random crashes disappear.
In order to avoid this...
This entry was posted on April 5, 2018Last modified on July 26, 2019.
The two tails of the comets
The most impressive tail of a comet is caused by sunlight which is reflected and scattered by the dust trail of the comet - also called dust trail.
In addition, there is often a gas tail, depending on the amount of gas emitted by the comet. This gas is ionized (excited to glow) by the energy of the solar wind. This ion tail shines preferably with the emission lines of OIII (501nm) and Cyan (511 and 514nm).
If you want a better contrast for the comet in the sky, you must consider the following with the choice of suitable filters:
There is no way to show only only the dominant light fractions of the dust tail (as with...