Registax for OSX


Follow this link for an updated Registax wrapper and a completely new AutoStakkert wrapper with preinstalled ffmpeg!

Original post below.

Registax is working for me in OSX Mavericks 10.9.1. This is achieved by downloading Wineskin Winery and using it to package Registax in a emulated environment. Everything appears to be functional with the exception that the drop down menu in the “Open file(s)” dialog is broken (files can still be opened). You can use the links above to package Registax so that will work in OSX, or you can download the prepackaged Registax I’ve linked below.

Registax packaged in Wine for OSX Mavericks.

Coronado – Canon Nosepiece


I made a nosepiece to mate my Canon 60Da to my Coronado Hα solar telescope. The lens and it’s mounting hardware were repurposed from a Meade #126 Barlow. With the nosepiece inserted into the Coronado, the first surface of the lens sits inside the barrel at a depth of 26.5mm. The nosepiece has a flange that spaces the Zhummel Canon EOS ring 2mm away from the end of the Coronado barrel. The nosepiece was machined from an existing 1.25″ t-ring nosepiece. The modifications were made to create the desired focal lengths between optical elements and to allow for the press fit of the Meade lens. The result creates a large image of the solar disk that fits on the sensor.

IR camera mod

I pulled open my Sony DSC-N2 yesterday.  I located and removed the IR filter which is opaque to infrared yet is transparent to visible light (greenish-blue piece of glass).  I then replaced it with a piece of material that is transparent to infrared, but opaque to visible light (black square).  This new filter I created using a window from an old television remote control which the William Temple House was kind enough to give me for free.

IR images are in this gallery.