Richard Konrad created a new topic ' matching dark frames with linux' in the forum. 8 months ago

Sorry that this may be off topic for the forum - but since it's a mainly linux body, I thought I'd ask it.....

I'm trying to find a programme that will accurately match the temperature of my dark and light frames. I use DSS under wine with success. However, the windows, "Darkmaster" which does just this, will not work under wine. Does anyone know of a similar programme for linux?

Thanks!

Richard

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Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'camera not capturing [solved]' in the forum. 8 months ago

I discovered that my intervelometre setting (bulb timer) on magic lantern was on when I tried to connect. All is working fine now!

Richard

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Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'camera not capturing' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thanks. I will try that. Do you think that is an issue with gphoto?

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Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'camera not capturing' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thanks Jasem,

I followed your steps - thanks. But I'm still having the same problem. Here is a printout of the errors:

2017-02-08T17:26:17: If your camera mirror lock is enabled, you must set a value for the mirror locking duration.
2017-02-08T17:26:17: Failed to expose.
2017-02-08T17:26:16: Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found
2017-02-08T17:26:14: Starting 1 sec exposure
2017-02-08T17:26:13: If your camera mirror lock is enabled, you must set a value for the mirror locking duration.
2017-02-08T17:26:13: Failed to expose.
2017-02-08T17:26:12: Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found
2017-02-08T17:26:10: Starting 1 sec exposure
2017-02-08T17:26:08: If your camera mirror lock is enabled, you must set a value for the mirror locking duration.
2017-02-08T17:26:08: Failed to expose.
2017-02-08T17:26:07: Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found
2017-02-08T17:26:05: Starting 1 sec exposure
2017-02-08T17:26:04: If your camera mirror lock is enabled, you must set a value for the mirror locking duration.
2017-02-08T17:26:04: Failed to expose.
2017-02-08T17:26:03: Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found
2017-02-08T17:26:01: Starting 1 sec exposure
2017-02-08T17:26:00: If your camera mirror lock is enabled, you must set a value for the mirror locking duration.
2017-02-08T17:26:00: Failed to expose.
2017-02-08T17:25:59: Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found
2017-02-08T17:25:57: Starting 1 sec exposure
2017-02-08T17:25:56: If your camera mirror lock is enabled, you must set a value for the mirror locking duration.
2017-02-08T17:25:56: Failed to expose.
2017-02-08T17:25:55: Error downloading image from camera: Directory not found


Is there a way I can send you what I have selected on the indi panel? Mirror lock is not enabled.

Cheers Richard

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' camera not capturing' in the forum. 8 months ago

I'm afraid I'm having some difficulties. I have followed the new gphoto tutorial and set the appropriate options in image_info. Once in ekos the camera will not capture. I'm not sure if there is anything important I'm missing in the indi configuration. I've attached a screen shot.

Also, I'm not clear as to the order of opening up the software, devices, ekos etc. Once kstars is open, do I load my device first, then ekos? Sorry if I"m missing basic information - I've tried to follow the info the best I can.

I use magic lantern for my canon dslr. Is that compatible with ekos?

Thanks

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Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'dslr - image info' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks. I missed that.

I have filled in 4.3 under x, y, and pixel size um. I just read online that the three should be the same value unless my pixel isn't square. I'm getting an error message saying

2017-02-03T21:36:20: Error: Invalid range for CCD_MAX_X. Valid range is from 1 to 16000. Requested value is 0
2017-02-03T21:35:40: Device configuration applied.


Thanks.

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Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'dslr - image info' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,

Just a few issues still....I can't seem to enter any information in the image_info tab - I'm not sure why. Also I don't seem to have the auto-focus function working on the focus model. I have enable this in indi without any warning messages. I've attached a couple of screen shots for you to browse. Thanks!

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' dslr - image info' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi,

When I connect my canon dslr, I get a message that I should update my camera pixel information in the "image info" section. That section seems to be read only so I'm not sure if there is something wrong. Thanks in advance.

Richard

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' polar align on simulators' in the forum. 9 months ago

In preparation for clear nights and warmer weather (up here in Canada), I'm practicing on the ccd/telescope simulators to improve my skills operating Ekos. After getting a successful goto alignment, I attempt to polar align but get no error. Should I assume that the simulator's are perfectly polar aligned?

Thanks Richard

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Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'Eqmod celestron' in the forum. 9 months ago

I guess the root of my question is, am I able to perform a goto and polar align with my Celestron AVX? Does it have to be eqmod compatible? Thanks.

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' Eqmod celestron' in the forum. 9 months ago

Would anyone know if my Celestron avx is compatible with eqmod? I've ordered an adapter cable and so haven't yet tested this. Thanks.

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' Raspberry pi setup' in the forum. 9 months ago

I'm excited to try some remote astrophotography with ekos and so would like to get a raspberry pi. Can I ask, what would be the minimum required componants? Board, case, 4 port usb hub, sd card?

Thanks!

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Richard Konrad thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Ldn catalog 9 months ago
Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'Ask for non-guide dither setting in Ekos' in the forum. 9 months ago

I second that! I also don't' have an auto-guider but would love the ability to dither. It was suggested to me that I write a python script to move the mount in between captures but I'm not sure I have the time nor knowledge to do this. It would certainly be a great feature to do this without a auto-guider. I image with a 300mm lens.

Cheers

Richard

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' Ldn catalog' in the forum. 9 months ago

I was wondering if there is a simple way of including the LDN catalog to kstars. There are quite a few object I'd love to image.

Cheers

Richard

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Richard Konrad thanked Derek in topic slewing inbetween captures 9 months ago
Richard Konrad replied to the topic 'slewing inbetween captures' in the forum. 9 months ago

I'm using a 300mm zoom lens so I was hoping not to have to buy an autoguider camera just so I could dither. So if your solution is doable I will be very happy indeed.

I wasn't able to find the post capture script. Also I don't have the knowledge to write a python script but would be obliged if you could point me in the right direction. I own a Celestron AVX mount. The manual states always to finish moving your mount with either the up or right arrow key on the hand controller. I'm assuming this keeps the gears tight and minimizes backlash. Anyway, with the script, I would want my mount to move in this manner.

This is exciting software. Polar alignment,focus and then slewing in between images. It's more than I thought possible through linux!

Richard

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' slewing inbetween captures' in the forum. 9 months ago

As I don't yet have an autoguider, I would still love the option to ditther between images. So is there a way I can automtically programme my mount to move x number of pixels in between each light frame? Manual dithering is a lot of work and I would like to avoid this. Can this be done under ekos?

Thanks in advance

Richard

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Richard Konrad created a new topic ' Using dslr as autoguider' in the forum. 10 months ago

I am very new to astrophotography and have imaged with my dslr (300mm) for the past yeAR. For better results I would like the option to auto guide and dither. $ issues don't allow me to purchase any new equipment so I was wondering if it could be possible to autoguide with another dslr as opposed to buying a separate cmos/ccd camera. If that is possible, would ekos/indi support this? Thanks!

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